Given all the latest edit[s], should this question be reopened: Why did Marco Polo say the Buddhist religion originated in Sielan?
Is it answerable?
Does it contradict the way on which this site should be used, i.e.:
- Question and answer, not "discussion"
- Question and answer, not "preaching"
- Not for "criticising" the doctrines of other schools (this may invite criticism of the view that the Buddha lived in Sri Lanka)?
If the question isn't good as-is, can it be edited somehow to make it on-topic?
My guess is that the only way it could be posted might be as an answer not a question, e.g. ...
Q: Why does anyone say that the Buddha lived in Sri Lanka -- what are their historical arguments?
A: See [this post] on quora.com
... but that would contradict the "posting a question for the sake of self-answering it" guideline.