The article is quoted as saying: "Buddhism has no texts"? Interesting... then what is the Tipitaka? Please ensure accuracy before posting an article - or you misrepresent Buddhism.
PhD Candidate & Lecturer - Buddhist Studies
Faculty of Buddhism, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University
Editor's note: We managed to contact the speaker Mr Lokesh Chandra. Apparently what he meant was that originally the Buddha's words were orally transmitted. Therefore, historically speaking the early Buddha-Dharma were not "text based". We hope this clears the misconception.