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The biographical scripture of King Aśoka

Author: Saṅghavarman; Jung-hsi Li
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research, 1993.
Series: BDK English Tripiṭaka, 76--II.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Translated by Li Rongxi, this biographical text relates how King Asoka unified India for the first time in the third century BCE and, after his conversion, sent emissaries throughout his kingdom to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Tripiṭaka. Sūtrapiṭaka. Aśōkarājasūtra. English.
Biographical scripture of King Aśoka.
Berkeley, Calif. : Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research, 1993
(OCoLC)645869920
Named Person: Aśoka, King of Magadha; Aśoka, King of Magadha; Asóka
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Saṅghavarman; Jung-hsi Li
ISBN: 0962561843 9780962561849
OCLC Number: 30904960
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 203 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A Message on the Publication of the English Tripitaka / Yehan Numata --
Editorial Foreword / Shoyu Hanayama --
Publisher's Foreword / Philip Yampolsky --
Translator's Introduction / Li Rongxi --
Ch. I. The Causes of His Birth --
Ch. II. The Causes of Seeing Upagupta --
Ch. III. The Causes of Making Offerings to the Bodhi Tree --
Ch. IV. The Causes of Kunala --
Ch. V. The Causes of Offering Half an Amra Fruit to the Sangha --
Ch. VI. The Causes of the Buddha's Prediction Concerning Upagupta --
Ch. VII. The Causes of the Transmission of the Dharma-pitaka by the Five Disciples of the Buddha --
Ch. VIII. The Causes of Upagupta's Disciples.
Series Title: BDK English Tripiṭaka, 76--II.
Other Titles: Tripiṭaka.
Responsibility: translated from the Chinese of Saṃghapāla, Taishō, vol. 50, number 2043) by Li Rongxi.

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