A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

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Cosimo, Inc., 1 בינו׳ 2005 - 192 עמודים
This country originally had no human inhabitants, but was occupied only by spirits and n gas, with which merchants of various countries carried on a trade.... Through the coming and going of merchants... when they went away, the people of their various countries heard how pleasant the land was, and flocked to it in numbers till it became a great nation.-from "Chapter XXXVIII: At Ceylon"Little is known about the 5th-century Chinese monk F -hien beyond what he himself tells us in the journals of his travels in India and Ceylon from the years 399 to 414 in search of the Buddhist Books of Discipline. But as he follows in the footsteps of the Buddha, revisiting the legendary places of the faith, his wise observations reveal an enlightenment that transcends time.An important primary source on the traditions and beliefs of Buddhism, this 1886 translation-complete with copious notes on Buddhist ideas and rituals, particular translations, and poetic idioms-is still considered the best English-language version available. Spiritual seekers will find a deeper understanding of Buddhism; students of Asian history will discover a glorious travelogue of an ancient culture.Scottish scholar JAMES LEGGE (1815-1897) was the first professor of Chinese language and literature at Oxford University, serving from 1876 to 1897. Among his many books are The Life and Teaching of Confucius (1867), The Religions of China (1880), and the 50-volume Sacred Books of the East (1879-1891).
 

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III
9
IV
12
V
16
VI
21
VII
22
VIII
24
IX
26
X
28
XXIV
64
XXV
68
XXVI
70
XXVII
72
XXVIII
75
XXIX
77
XXX
80
XXXI
82

XI
30
XII
31
XIII
32
XIV
33
XV
36
XVI
40
XVII
41
XVIII
42
XIX
47
XX
53
XXI
54
XXII
55
XXIII
63
XXXII
84
XXXIII
87
XXXIV
90
XXXV
92
XXXVI
93
XXXVII
96
XXXVIII
98
XXXIX
100
XL
101
XLI
107
XLII
111
XLIII
119
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עמוד 12 - T'un-hwang, had supplied them with the means of crossing the desert (before them), in which there are many evil demons and hot winds. (Travellers) who encounter them perish all to a man. There is not a bird to be seen in the air above, nor an animal on the ground below. Though you look all round most earnestly to find where you can cross, you know not where to make your choice, the only mark and indication being the dry bones of the dead (left upon the sand) 2 . CHAPTER II.
עמוד 20 - The members of the order are secured from want. There is no place in the Buddhist scheme for churches ; the offering of flowers before the sacred tree or image of the Buddha takes the place of worship. Buddhism does not acknowledge the efficacy of prayers; and in the warm countries where Buddhists live, the occasional reading of the law, or preaching of the word, in public, can take place best in the open air, by moonlight, under a simple roof of trees or palms. There are five principal kinds of...

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