A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms
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Being an Account by the Chinese Monk Fa-Hien of his Travels in India and Ceylon (A.D.399-414) in Search of the Buddhist Books of Discipline Translated and annotated with a Corean recension of the Chinese text by James Legge
- Introduction: Life of Fa-Hien; Genuineness and Integrity of the Text of his Narrative; Number of the Adherents of Buddhism.
- Chapter 4: Through the Ts’ung or “Onion” Mountains to K’eeh-Ch’a; — Probably Skardo, or Some City More to the East in Ladak
- Chapter 12: Purushapura, or Peshawur. Prophecy About King Kanishka and His Tope. Buddha’s Alms-Bowl. Death of Hwuy-Ying.
- Chapter 14: Death of Hwuy-King in the Little Snowy Mountains. Lo-E. Pohna. Crossing the Indus to the East.
- Chapter 16: On to Mathura or Muttra. Condition and Customs of Central India; of the Monks, Viharas, and Monasteries.
- Chapter 17: Sankasya. Buddha’s Ascent to and Descent from the Trayastrimsas Heaven, and Other Legends.
- Chapter 20: Kosala and Sravasti. The Jetavana Vihara and Other Memorials and Legends of Buddha. Sympathy of the Monks with the Pilgrims.
- Chapter 22: Kapilavastu. Its Desolation. Legends of Buddha’s Birth, and Other Incidents in Connexion with it.
- Chapter 27: Pataliputtra or Patna, in Magadha. King Asoka’s Spirit-Built Palace and Halls. The Buddhist Brahman, Radha-Sami. Dispensaries and Hospitals.
- Chapter 34: On the Way Back to Patna. Varanasi, or Benares. Sakyamuni’s First Doings After Becoming Buddha.
- Chapter 36: In Patna. Fa-Hien’s Labours in Transcription of Manuscripts, and Indian Studies for Three Years.
- Chapter 37: To Champa and Tamalipti. Stay and Labours There for Three Years. Takes Ship to Singhala, or Ceylon.
- Chapter 38: At Ceylon. Rise of the Kingdom. Feats of Buddha. Topes and Monasteries. Statue of Buddha in Jade. Bo Tree. Festival of Buddha’s Tooth.
- Chapter 40: After Two Years Takes Ship for China. Disastrous Passage to Java; and Thence to China; Arrives at Shan-Tung; and Goes to Nanking. Conclusion or L’envoi by Another Writer.
Source - Ebook by University of Adelaide