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

By J. Takakusu

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

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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. They wage war on water as well as on land, and their military organisation is excellent. \Vhen the l, ing dies, the people shave their heads as a sign of mourning. Those who follow another in death burn themselves in the pile of fuel.

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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. \Vhile we were glad to accomplish our resolutions as soon as possible, we hoped not to fall in the middle of our journey.

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