A History Of Chinese Buddhism

By Chou Hsiang-Kuang

Prof. Chou Hsiang-Kuang who has been dwelling in India for
a variety of years has put the folks of India less than a debt of
gratitude for this paintings which was once released in 1956 in its English
version. i've got had the privilege of figuring out Prof. Chou*for some
years, and that i recognize hjs extensive studying of either chinese language and Indian
affairs together with background of—Chinese and Buddhistic suggestion. He
has nearly made India his domestic, having served the collage of
Delhi for a few years as a Professor of background, and in addition various
other associations, Governmental and another way; and now he's teaching
Chinese within the college of Allahabad. the current paintings gives
a very specific survey of the heritage of Buddhism in China. There
are already a couple of reliable and authoritative works at the subject
by ecu and Indian students, and the Handbooks through the late
Prof. Phanindra Nath Basu and past due Dr. Prabodh Chandra Bagchi
are popular in India. Prof. Basu gave an account of the Indian
scholars who went to China, and Dr. Bagchi’s paintings provides a General
Survey of Sino-Indian kin, together with the unfold of Buddhism
in China. Prof. Chou’s paintings covers the full box, and it
is even more certain than the other e-book that i do know on the
subject

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In China, many artists lived within the quiet Buddhist monasteries and the partitions of the temple have been full of that confirmed the lifetime of the Buddha or different saints,. or even the Western Paradise. the main well-known Buddhistic painter used to be Wu Tao-tze, who lived within the first a part of the 8th century A. 1). Ho was once a Buddhist and labored very much in monasteries. He accomplished many work at the temple wall. it really is learnt that he painted’three hundred frescoes at the wall, yet, regrettably, they've got crumbled and disappeared.

M em orials o f S u v a rn a Prabhasa, 10 volumes. 2. A n o u tlin e o f H etuvidya-nyayapravesa sastra, 2 volumes three. A conclusive m eaning o f H e tu vid ya -n y a ya pravesa Sastra, 1 volum e. four A c o n tin u a tio n o f m em orials o f H e tu v identification y a nyayapravesa 'sastra, 1 quantity. • see M em oirs o f S p iritu a l P riests- BUDDHISM within the TANG DYNASTY five. 131 A com m entary on Ekada'sam ukhrddhim antrahridaya S u tr a , 1 quantity. 6. the sunshine at the accomplished m eaning o f V identity y d mfttraveda, thirteen volumes.

After someday spent there, the idea occurod to him that, even though the Dharma had unfold to a truly nice volume in tho nation, there has been nonetheless a scarcity of actual wisdom of the sutras and sastras. “ i'd die in peace if i am getting a comrehensive wisdom of Buddhist doctrines,” inspiration lie. § hence, in the hunt for this data, he all started in the direction of significant Asia, yet unfortuna­ tely met his loss of life at Ilsiang-lin. Yu Tao-sui, belonging to Tung-huang district, develop into a monk simply at tho age of 16 years, lower than the impact of Yu Fa-lan.

The Lankdyatdra S u tra therefore brought by means of Bodhidharma into chinese language Buddhism and after that the examine of the Lankdvatd ra went on progressively as is proven within the heritage of Buddhism. Hui-ke, the Dhyfina grasp used to evangelise Buddhism through Lankdvatara, for this reason, he and. his# disciples have been call'd the * See documents of the Lanhavatara ifasters. , A HISTOBY O f chinese language BUDDHISM Lankavatara grasp. J in line with Tao-hsuan, the writer of A con­ tin u a tio n o f the m em oirs o f em ient p riests, we've less than "the lifetime of Hni-ke” the next: “Therefore, Na, guy and different masters continuously took alnog with them the Lankavatara because the e-book during which religious essence is propounded.

An Indian monk named Dharmapriya, got here to China. lie used to be grasp of Dhyaua ideas and he was once good bought by means of Ilsuan-kao and his disciples. § In 439. A. D. the emperor of Wei, T ’ai Wu Ti conquered th five Stato of Liang, and Hsuan-kao lower back to P’ingchen on the request of the brother*in-law of the emperor, l ’rince Kuang was once a disciple of Hsuan-kao. His father used to be a few how dis­ happy with him. Ilsuan-kao requested the Trine; Kuang to hope to Buddha for seven days to ward oif evil. The omperor T ’ai Wu Ti dreamt at evening that his father got here to speak with him and rebuked him for hearing the detracting phrases of others.

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