Haicheng Ling's Buddhism in China PDF

By Haicheng Ling

ISBN-10: 7508505352

ISBN-13: 9787508505350

This e-book, divided into 5 components, explains the foundation and unfold of the faith all through China. It additionally explains the 3 branches of Buddhism; "the Pali, Han and Tibetan"¡and their affects on either historic and modern day China.

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The secular name, Big Goose, seems to have nothing to do with Buddhism. But there is a story behind this pagoda. According to historical records, the l monks living in the Da Ci'en Temple had no meat to eat. They longed much for it so one of the monks started to pray to the God for blessing. At that very moment, a group o f wild geese flew over the temple. Their heads dropped to the ground and they died. The monks were all surprised and thought it was the result of the Buddhist spirit so they decided to shun from eating meat forever.

He came to China with his uncle at the age of 10. At 15, he was ordained into the sangha by Vajrabodhi and became his disciple. As he knew many languages, Vajrabodhi asked him to translate Buddhist scriptures. Three years later, he wanted, to return to India and Vajrabodhi taught him five more Buddhist scriptures. Then he left China and went on a pilgrimage to gather texts, visiting Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia and India. In Sri. Lanka, he was invited to the court and the King washed him with fragrant water contained in a gold kettle.

Th e K in g f o r c e d Kumarajana to marry his younger sister, who gave birth to Kumarajiva. Kumarajiva 丨 s mother was a wise woman, who could understand sutras b e in g r e c ite d . She becam e a nun w hen Kumarajiva was seven years old. Kumarajiva followed his mother and learned Buddhist sutras. Like his mother, Kumarajiva could recite a thousand sutras/verses from memory. He won many debates organized by the King. At 12, he returned to Kucha. Many countries invited him to disseminate Buddhism and offered him high positions.

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