The Dalai Lama's Book of Wisdom by Dalai Lama

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The text has seems to mean that taken either squarewise or roundwise the skull was 4 inches across. Mr. ” 6. The text has 次 第 頂 戴 而 去 . Mr. ” It was something to get rid of l^musafs absurd notion of “ carrying the relic to his head; ’’ but Mr. Bears interpretation of 次 第 is quite erroneous, aud his emendation of “ teng-lai” lor “ ting-tai” is as uncalled-for as it is (to us) incomprehensible. 頂 戴 is a common Buddhist phrase for au obeisance ;not a lcotou on the knees, but a profound bow until the head almost touches the ground, the hands being raised to the forehead.

4 W h en the salutations were over, B uddha said, “ M u-lien, after seven days I shall descend to Y e n -fu -fi. M u-lien then returned, and at the appointed tim e the 27. Mr. Beal gives “ There are no great mountains or valleys, but still there are rivers,” and justifies himself for this rendering by quoting Julien. The text has 無 大 山 川 正 有 河 水 , and it Beems to us there is a direct antithesis between 河 水 and 山 jli« W e construe the disjunctive 只 . 正 in the unusual but not unknown sense of chapter xvn.

We fail to see how he arrives at this. ’ ’’ which to our mind is still more difficult to identify with the original. The only point is the second 國 which after all is no great obstacle. It is not unusual to meet 輪 舾 艄 主 . ” 6. Mr. Beal indulges in "conduct the priests to their several palaces, for the purpose of providing them with food,” and all that oyt of 手 自 行 食 . We look on this as an unpardonable vagary, given without note or comment of any kind. 29 BUDDHISTIC KINGDOMS. am ongst all these K in gs while B uddlia was still alive have been banded d o m i by tradition to this day.

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