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By Chou Hsiang-Kuang

Prof. Chou Hsiang-Kuang who has been dwelling in India for
a variety of years has positioned the folk of India lower than a debt of
gratitude for this paintings which used to be released in 1956 in its English
version. i've got had the privilege of understanding Prof. Chou*for some
years, and that i respect hjs vast studying of either chinese language and Indian
affairs together with background of—Chinese and Buddhistic concept. He
has nearly made India his domestic, having served the collage of
Delhi for a few years as a Professor of heritage, and likewise various
other associations, Governmental and in a different way; and now he's teaching
Chinese within the collage of Allahabad. the current paintings gives
a very specified survey of the background of Buddhism in China. There
are already a few solid and authoritative works at the subject
by eu and Indian students, and the Handbooks via the late
Prof. Phanindra Nath Basu and overdue 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 offers a General
Survey of Sino-Indian kinfolk, 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 ebook that i do know on the

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The Korean, Sung, Yuan, and Palace editions, on tho whole, are the same. 2. The edition with a commentary by Emperor Chen-tsung of the Sung-the Nan-tsang or Southern Pitaka of the Ming was first to use this edition. 3. Tho edition annotated by Shou-sui under the Sung dynasty. The Korean edition is represented by the old text of the Sou­ thern dynasties. Judging from our Chinese history, there was a Taosit named Tao Hung-chin who lived under the period of the emperor Wu of the Liang who wrote a book entitled Chen K ao or T r u e Order of which there is a volume of Chen M ing S h o u P ’ien attached, and it was mostly taken from the S u tr a o f F o r ty tw o Sectio n s.

4. In the 10th year of the Yong Ho period of the Emperor Mu Ti’s reign of the Tsin dynasty (354 A. ), Tao-an was forty-two years old, and he built up a Buddhist monastery on Heng mountains. A t the same time Hui-yuan, the founder of the Lotus {School of Buddhism became monk at his feet, afterwards he, at the king’s request, moved to the Wu-i district, the temporal capital of the Tsin dynasty. 5. In the 1st year of the Hsin Bing period of the Emperor Mu Ti’s reign of the Tsin dynasty (357 A. ), Tao-an was forty-five years old, ho left Wu-i for Nanking where he stayed at Shou-tu Monastery.

Though the existent is productive, the non-existent has the power to produce all things. That is why the Buddha told the Brahmacarin that the four great elements (earth, water, fire, air) arise from emptiness. He died in the 2nd year of the Niug-k’aug period of the Emperor llsiao-wu’s reign of the Tsin dynasty (371 A. ) in his eighty-ninth year. Other notable scholars of Prajna literature were Chih Hsiaolung, Pai Fa-tsu, Kang Seng-yuang and Chu Shih-hsing etc. When Kumarajiva came to China, he translated tho Pankavimhati*prajnaparatnitS completely into Chinese.

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