Author: F Max MullerPublisher: Motilal BanarsidassYear: 2010Language: EnglishPages: 380ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120801202
Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism are the three main religions of China. The first two are of indigenous origin and have been dealt with in earlier volumes of this series. Buddhism is of exotic nature. THIS volume depicts the life of Buddha along with many legends, from his birth to his Nirvana, including the description o his Sariras into the seven relics shared by the kings of the seven countries. This work from the Buddhist literature in China is the most reliable of the lives of Buddha known in that land. THIS work is authored by Asvaghosha Bodhisattva and translated from Sanskrit into Chinese by Dharmaraksha, AD 420, and from Chinese into English by Samuel Beal.