A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms by Fa Hien, James Legge

By Fa Hien, James Legge

A recording of the chinese language Buddhist monk's travels to carry Buddhist scriptures to India and Sri Lanka among 399 and 412AD.

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C. 480 and 470, a year or two, or a few years, after that of Confucius, so that the two great "Masters" of the east were really contemporaries. C. (see Manual, p. 213), not to speak of Westergaard's still lower date, then the Buddha was very considerably the junior of Confucius. [9] This confirms the words of Eitel, that Maitreya is already controlling the propagation of the faith. [10] The Chinese characters for this simply mean "the great scholar or officer;" but see Eitel's Handbook, p. 99, on the term purusha.

E. , p. 60). CHAPTER III. KHOTEN. PROCESSIONS OF IMAGES. THE KING'S NEW MONASTERY. Yu-teen is a pleasant and prosperous kingdom, with a numerous and flourishing population. [3] Throughout the country the houses of the people stand apart like (separate) stars, and each family has a small tope[4] reared in front of its door. [5] They make (in the monasteries) rooms for monks from all quarters,[5] the use of which is given to travelling monks who may arrive, and who are provided with whatever else they require.

H. p. 30. I am myself in more than doubt on the point. Cunningham ("Ancient Geography of India," p. " But as I read our narrative, Fa-hien is here on the eastern bank of the Indus, and only crosses to the western bank as described in the next chapter. [2] Lo-han, Arhat, Arahat, are all designations of the perfected Arya, the disciple who has passed the different stages of the Noble Path, or eightfold excellent way, who has conquered all passions, and is not to be reborn again. Arhatship implies possession of certain supernatural powers, and is not to be succeeded by Buddhaship, but implies the fact of the saint having already attained nirvana.

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