Chinese Monks in India: Biography of Eminent Monks Who Went by I-Ching, Latika Lahiri

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By I-Ching, Latika Lahiri

Translation of the 7th century textual content Kao-Seng-Chuan (Biographies of Eminent priests) by way of the popular chinese language monk student I-Ching (A.D. 614-613). It involves biographies of fifty-six priests. one of the chinese language pilgrim-monk-scholars, who visited India.

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1 Next he reached 进 等 叙 Chia-pi-shih Kapiia, and worshipped the U晌位 of T athigata 如 泉 項 看 Ju*bU-ucig-ku. * He received very warm welcome from the king of the country where he stayed for four years. Then he proceeded towards South India. From there he sent various medicinal herbs to China. or^itMlBuddhiAStudics. He \m given a vivfd de$criptioa of the dtyofBalkh whicb was Imown as Kttlc R&jagr^A because to the follower* of Buddhist f«idi over there, fialth wac m important as in India. The largest monastery was the Nava S^Aghftrima was dtuitced outside the city, built by a former King.

4*和本污雄令 I t f •岭 A-It-ydb^pa-mo Fa-shih ofHsin*luo. oo. 6•柄蘇象未淡師 ChNu-pcn Fa-ahih of Hs\n-lv: o. 7• 辜 巧 l | 玄夂• :在卿 Ksuan*tfai Fa-shih of Hsin*luo. 拿 (j 琢梭負 5良呼 other monks from Hsin*luo. attack «nd turned them back to the Western frontier. Later oo, lie coounMitie army to Ghiwvehih, modem Toftlun. The people of CSuxxhilk tried to overthrow th« Chinese MipFcmacr over them. But Mz-Yata defeated the rebctUo^s people he&de4 by 4 wowitn. T© commemorate tbu victory be erected copper pttlars oa the excencive southern border.

Sometimes he begged his food. He was a l^hc cater and it helped bhn to move easily. Me reached Shcn-chou, D m ae Land (China) and, it is said, entered into a monastic life in I-fu. He was very fond of long journey^ He travelled a lot in Chiu-chou* (China) and visited many places. He went to India; there he met I-ching in the Naiftndi monas­ tery. After some time at the age of fifty he left for North India. He was little more than fifty. 道方: 4 _ % Tao-fang Fa-shih. The Law Master Dhatmade^a was a nadve of Ping-chou, He 1«R.

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