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A Record Of Buddhistic Kingdoms

Auhtor: Faxian

Language: english
Published: 1886

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Review by Joanna Daneman, February 2006


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Summary of the Book 'A Record Of Buddhistic Kingdoms':

Record Of The Buddhistic Kingdoms by Fa Xian. Translated by Herbert Allen Giles. This Elibron Classics book is a facsimile reprint of a 1877 edition by Tr ubner Co Kelly Walsh London-Shanghai.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Record Of Buddhistic Kingdoms':


... the proofs of the Translation and Notes, and I most certainly thank him for doing so, for his many valuable corrections in the Notes, and for other ...
... between the two dynasties. 2. If there were ever another and larger account of Fa-Hsien's travels than the narrative of which a translation is ...
... native of Lung-se, a man of learning, able and kindly in his government. He was appointed governor or prefect of T'un-hwang by the king of the northern ...
... more than thirty cubits high, which looked like the great hall (of a monastery) moving along. The seven precious substances(11) were grandly displayed ...
... got as far as the Caspian sea, and returned to China. He extended, however, the knowledge of his countrymen with regard to the western regions-see ...
... it, at the present day. Here also are still to be seen the rock on which he dried his clothes, and the place where he converted the wicked dragon.(3) ...
... a great hill fronting the south-west and here it was that Buddha left his shadow. Looking at it from a distance of more than ten paces, you seem to ...
... of the temple, and the audience sat around on the matted floor. One priest took the pulpit after another and the hearers nodded their heads occasionally, ...
... The height is given as thirty chow, the chow being the distance from the elbow to the finger-tip, which is variously estimated. (12) A note ...
... men to watch their devalaya, to sweep and water (all about it), to burn incense, light the lamps, and present offerings but in the morning the ...
... Upagghaya see Sacred Books of the East, vol. xiii, Vinaya Texts, pp. 178, 179. (12) It might be added, as depending on it, in order to bring out ...
... and when he had seen all the things provided for offerings, it said to him, If you are able with your offerings to exceed these, you can destroy the ...
... clause may hereafter obtain more elucidation. (9) Of Kusanagara, Pava, Vaisali, and other kingdoms. Kings, princes, brahmans,-each wanted the whole ...
... of Rajghir, sixteen miles S.W. of Behar, and form an object of pilgrimage to the Jains (E. H., p. 100). It is called New Rajagriha to distinguish it ...
... his life. In Hardy the creature appears as a squirrel, but Eitel says that the Karanda is a bird of sweet voice, resembling a magpie, but herding in ...
... reborn as Buddha, under the name of The Universal King.. (5) Or, was loosed from the bonds, I suppose, of his various illusions. (6) I have ...
... naga but what we read here. (12) Identified by some with Kusia, near Kurrah (lat. 25d 41s N., lon. 81d 27s E.) by others with Kosam on the Jumna, thirty ...
... in M. B., pp. 207-213, has brought together the legends of three visits,-in the first, fifth, and eighth years of his Buddhaship. It is plain, however, ...
... Shaman) alive, and only saw his burial. At that time the king,(5) who was a sincere believer in the Law of Buddha and wished to build a new vihara ...
... of the passage, I do not know, and in the meantime must leave that difficulty as I have found it. (17) We do not know who the writer of the Envoy ...