Hojoki: Visions of a Torn World by Kamo no Chōmei

By Kamo no Chōmei

A luminous translation of the vintage Buddhist poem

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By Kamo no Chōmei

A luminous translation of the vintage Buddhist poem

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Early nuns. The first two nuns mentioned in the M em oirs o f B h iksh u n is by Fao-chang, Ching-ffiien and An-liug-shou, were associated with Buddhadana, the second having boon converted by him. Nun Ching-chion, erected a temple before 31G A. 1). but it was not until 357 A. D. , Ching-chion was thus not, at the time she assisted at this ordination, able to lend it any canonical authority. She passed away in 362 A. D. at her ago of seventy. Nun An-ling-shou whose original surname was Hsu and she was a native of Tung-huan.

Which had its capital at (Kionye, the ancient name of modern Nanking, was contemporaneous with the Wei Kingdom of Loyaug. During this time, Buddhism had spread all over tho central part of China. Chih-eh’ien came to the Wu Kingdom and introduced Buddhism even in tho south of China. ch’ien was a Yueh-chih of Saka Upasaka who had come to China following his grand-father, Fa-tu. The same book also states that Chih-eh’ien began his studies at the age of ten. Even at that age a groat many scholars admired his intelligence.

P . He translated a text D h a rm a g u p ta n ika ya ka rm a n into Chinese. 4. CDharmabhadra) was a Parthian who worked for the spread of Buddhist literature in the Wei kingdom. After the Latter Han dynasty till the period of Throe Kingdoms not only did many Buddhist monks come over to China from western country of India and devote themselves to Buddhism, but the Chinese people also went to India in search of Buddhist texts. The first Chinese was Chu Shih-hsing who left China for Khotan in the year 26 27 BUDDHISM IN THREE KINGDOMS 260 A.

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