By Haicheng Ling
This publication, divided into 5 elements, explains the starting place 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 historical and modern day China.
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King Yao Xing honored Kumarajiva with the title of National Preceptor, and asked him to take charge of the work of translating sutras into Chinese. King Yao Xing gathered more than 800 people including the then noted monks such as Hui Guan, Daosheng, Daorong and Sengzhao to re-translate Buddhist sutras. D. Kumarajiva translated 35 major sutras in 294 volumes. e. e. e. e. e. e. e. e. e. e. Vimalakirti Sutra and Dasabhumikavibhasa. Before Kumarajiva died, he proclaimed that if his translation was in accord with the genuine principles of Buddhism, his tongue would be intact and not turn to ash.
The one who could demonstrate the utmost understanding would become the next Patriarch.
Situated in Anxian County, Shaanxi Province, it was built in 669 during the reign of Emperor Gao Sect of the Tang Dynasty. It was destroyed during the Qing Dynasty. The current structure was built in 1922-1934. Inside the temple, there is also a pagoda, built in 669. That is a place for placing the bones of Xuan Zhuang. Looking very much like the Big Goose Pagoda, it has five tiers, standing 23 meters. The pagoda was flanked by two 7-meter tall minor pagodas, one of Kuiji (632-682) and the other for Korean monk Wonchuk (613696), both the close disciples of Xuan Zhuang.
Buddhism in China by Haicheng Ling