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Was the Buddha Bald?

We usually think of the Buddha as having a full head of hair, but it may not always have been so. Today we’ll look at some of the history of Buddhist iconography, and take some lessons about how viewpoints can change over time.

Some suttas mentioned in this video:

The Marks of a Great Man (DN 30)
Ambaṭṭha Sutta (DN 3)
Vasala Sutta (Snp. 1.7)
Sundarika-Bhāradvaja Sutta (Snp. 3.4)
Sāmaññaphala Sutta (DN 2)

Other reference:
Eisel Mazard: The Buddha Was Bald

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