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 delivering information regarding the opposite kingdoms mendacity at the course among China and the Nālandā Buddhist college in India.
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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. ' The crown of gold worn by him is very heavy, and the king alone can wear it. He who can wear it succeeds to the throne.
84). belonged to the Theravada, yet adhered to the Mahayana (Hinen Thsang, iii, p. ) ; this fact perhaps misled Hiuen Thsang, who mentions Ceylon as belonging to both. Bharukakkha and Surashtra also belonged to both, according to H iuen Thsang. Compare Oldenberg, Vinaya. pitakam, p. liii, note. S Pu-chou in Shan-tung. chotl in Shan-tung. 5 Page 1 96, note 3. t L IFE A ND TRA VEL S OF I- TSINC. xx x i i i should widely prevail among all sentient beings ( Han-shih= sattva) in the region of the Law (Dharmadhatu), and I expressed my desire for a general reunion under the Naga-tree to meet the honoured (Buddha) l\Iaitreya and to conform to the true doctrine \ and then to obtain the knowledge that is not subject to births.
Xx x i i i should widely prevail among all sentient beings ( Han-shih= sattva) in the region of the Law (Dharmadhatu), and I expressed my desire for a general reunion under the Naga-tree to meet the honoured (Buddha) l\Iaitreya and to conform to the true doctrine \ and then to obtain the knowledge that is not subject to births. I went round to worship all the holy places ; I passed a house whz'ch is known (to the Chinese) as ' Fan-chang ' (in Vaisall) 2 and came to Kusinagara, everywhere keeping myself devout and sincere.