The Romantic Legend of Sakya Buddha; From the Chinese-Sanscrit

The Romantic Legend of Sakya Buddha; From the Chinese-Sanscrit

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...there he had occasion to go to the wood where Bodhisatwa was practising austerities. Whereupon, this Deva, seeing Bodhisatwa, immediately recognised him and said, "This is Siddartha, our Prince Koyal, who is now living the life of a hermit;" and his heart was filled with joy at seeing him. Then Bodhisatwa, having seen the joy of Deva, addressed him and said, " Great Brahman, will you undertake to provide me with millet, sufficient for me to take a daily meal and so to support me in life." On which that Brahman, with a narrow and illiberal disposition, hoping to obtain merit by this act of charity, promised to do so; and thus, day by day for six years, B6dhisatwa received this modicum of millet sufficient to keep him alive. Thus it was his skin became wrinkled, and his body attenuated and his eyes hollow as an old man's; whilst his limbs were unable to support him as he moved, and all who beheld him were filled with a strange feeling of awe and reverence at the sight of the penance he was thus enduring. Kiouen XXIV contains 6786 words and cost 3.393 taels. CHAPTER XXV. The Exhortation to Eetum. 1. Now at this time, when the spring was just in its prime, it came to pass that Suddhodana Raja went forth from his palace to enjoy the beauties of the gardens that were near his Royal city--the opening flowers, the budding trees and the chattering birds. Whilst thus enjoying the delights of the gardens, a melancholy recollection of his son overwhelmed him, and he exclaimed, " Alas! my son, it is now six years since you left your home; where art thou now? Alone, in the wild mountains, surrounded by the roving beasts, and the tenants of the forest!" Meanwhile, the Devas, observing that Bodhisatwa was practising such...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236612515
  • 9781236612519