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Page 82 - Gate, and two canals, one on the north and one on the south side of the river, constructed.
Page 241 - The inhabitants were proud-spirited and warlike, grateful for favours and revengeful for wrongs, self-sacrificing towards suppliants in distress and sanguinary to death with any who treated them insultingly. Their martial heroes who led the van of the army in battle went into conflict intoxicated, and their war-elephants were also made drunk before an engagement.
Page 169 - India; learning and discussing they found the day too short; day and night they admonished each other, juniors and seniors mutually helping to perfection.
Page 203 - The monastery had cloisters aud lofty halls; these halls were in five tiers, each with four courts, with temples containing gold life-size images of the Buddha of perfect artistic beauty. It was well supplied with running water, and the chambers were lighted by windows cut in the rock. In the formation of...
Page 275 - B, but in the 0 and D texts, ten) li from east to west and 300 li from North to south, its capital being 15 or 16 li in circuit. In products and manners and customs it resembled Mungkan, but its people differed in being of a very malicious disposition. Notwithstanding the wording of the above passage we are not obliged to believe that Yuan-chuang actually went ' op. cp 106. ' Abhi-ta-vib., ch. 24 (No. 1263).
Page 138 - Its buildings formed six courts, with terraces and halls of three storeys, enclosed by walls between 30 and forty feet high; the sculpture and painting were perfect. The image of Buddha was made of gold and silver, and ornamented by precious stones of various colours. There were elegant topes lofty and spacious containing bone and flesh relics of Buddha. On the last day of every year when the relics were brought out to be shewn a light shone and flowers fell in showers. In this ' establishment there...
Page 251 - Buddhists, only a few believing in Buddhism. There was only one Buddhist, monastery with above 100 Brethren who were adherents of the HinaySnist Sarvastivadin School. There were some tens of Deva-Temples, and the adherents of the various religions lived pell-mell. The king, who was a Kshatriya by birth, was a young man celebrated for his wisdom and valour, and he was a profound believer in Buddhism, and a patron of exceptional abilities.
Page 199 - The country contained some tens of towns which stretched from the slopes of the hills to the edge of the sea. As the towns were naturally strong there was a gallant i Dr. Waddell in 'Proceedings AS Ben.
Page 216 - and at a hill to the west of the city was the A-fa-lo-shUi-lo (Avarasila) or "West Mountain" monastery. These had been erected for the Buddha by a former King of the country, who had made a communicating path by the river, and quarrying the rocks had formed high halls with long broad corridors continuous with the steep sides of the hills.