Si-Yu-KI; Buddhist Records of the Western World Volume 2

Si-Yu-KI; Buddhist Records of the Western World Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...who clearly understands the rules of discipline (Vlnaya), and is well known to all who know, collect the Vinaya-pi_talca; and I, Kasyapa, will collect the Abltidltarma-n'(alra." The three months of rain 65 being past, the collection of the Tripilaka was finished. As the great Kasyapa was the president (Sthavim) among the priests, it is called the Sthavira (Chang-tso-pu) convocation.66. North-west of the place where the great Kasyapa held the convocation is a sltlpa. This is where Ananda, being forbidden by the priests to take part in the assembly, came and sat down in silence and reached the fruit (position) of an Arhat. After this he joined the assembly. Going west from this point 20 li or so, is a stwipa built by Aeelra-iaja. This is the spot where the "great assembly" (Mahdsangha) formed their collection of books (or, held their assembly). Those who had not been permitted to join Kasyapa's assembly, whether learners or those above learning (Arhats), to the number of 100,000 men, came together to this spot and said, "Whilst Tathagata was alive we all had a common master, but now the King of the Law is dead it is different. We too wish to show our gratitude to Buddha, and we also will hold an assembly for collecting the scriptures." On this the common folk with the holy disciples came to the assembly (all assembled), the foolish and wise alke flocked together and collected the Sdtra-pitaka, the Vinaya-pitaka, the Abhz'dharmapltaka, the miscellaneous Pijaka (Khnddalcanikdg/a),7 and '4 Chanting or rehearsing, earigiti. 6" This is contrary to the usual '5 Or, the second "three months." explanation, which makes the SthaIt is to be noted that the season of vira. more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236943287
  • 9781236943286