an Old Indian Religion"
First posted at Rev. Danny Fisher's blog Chaplain Danny.Gregory Schopen, chair of the UCLA Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and an authority on ancient Indian Buddhism has been separating Buddhist fact from fiction for the past 30 years. In this UCLA Faculty Research Lecture, Schopen explores the Buddha as an astute businessman, economist and lawyer Series: UCLA Faculty Research Lectures [5/2009] [Humanities] [Show ID]
Haven't seen the whole video so I am holding my opinion until I have seen it in totality and read comments on his research.
I am not sure if it has been posted here, but I thought it might be of interest.