A Record of the Buddhist Religion as Practised in India and by J. Takakusu

By J. Takakusu

An creation to I-tsing's (Yijing) checklist of the Buddhist faith as practised in India and the Malay Archipelago (A.D. 671-695)
The written documents of his 25-year travels contributed to the worldknowledge of the traditional nation of Srivijaya, in addition to offering information regarding the opposite kingdoms mendacity at the direction among China and the Nālandā Buddhist collage in India.

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3 Cf. Crawfurd, H ist. of Ind. Arch. , vol. i , p . 398. i Fan (barbarian) may mean any foreign characters, but here it seems to mean Sanskrit ; so also Mr. , p. 1 88. 5 Something like SrI-kuta-harit, or Srl-gupta-Mrita. , p. ' 7 Chu-f'an-shih, by Chao-ju-kua. It is a rather rare book, and I am obliged to Dr. Rosthorn of Vienna for lending it to me. Dr. Hirth is going to translate it (J. R. A. , Jan. 1 896). 2 xliii iVO TES OiV GE O GRA PHICA L iVA MES. to the south of Ch'uan-chou 1 ; the people put a colt011 clolh (sarongs) round their bodies, and use a silk parasol.

Cr. ) (2). MUlasarvastivada-'larshavasa-vastu, I vol. (Cf. , Khandh. ) (3) . MftJasarvastivada-pravara1la-vastu, I vol. (Cf. , Khandh. ) (4) . Mlilasarvastivada-karma-vastu , I vol. (Cf. , Khandh. ) " (S) . Mftlasarvastivada-bhaishagya-vastll, IS voIs. (Cf. , Khandh. ) (6). M ulasarvastivada-kathinakivara-vastu, I vol. (Cf. , Khandh. ) 1 The Sung-kao-seng-ch'uan, chap. p. 1 93 seq. i (Nanjio's CataL, No. 1 495) ; Chavanlles, Memoirs, xxxviii GELVERA L INTR OD UC TION. He thus represented the whole texts of the Vinaya belonging to his own Nikaya, and founded a new school for the study of this branch of Buddhist literature in China.

He was never anxious about what might be wanting to himself, whilst his mind was intent only on helping others. He made, together with us, the preparations for the journey, so as not to let us be in want of anything. Besides, all the priests and laymen of Kwang-tung provided us with necessary things. Then on the first day of the eleventh month of the year ( A. D. 689) we departed in a merchant ship. Starting from P'an-yU we set sail in the direction of Champa 2 with the view of reaching Bhoga after a long vogage, in order to become the ladders for all beings, or the boats, to carry them across the sea of passion.

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