I CHING (I-tsing), himself a pilgrim, has in a book collected the biographies of sixty Buddhists, most of them Chinese, who in the second half of the seventh century went in search of Sanskrit books on their religion. Of the . journey of one of these pilgrims, HSÜAN-CHAO i (about 650-664 A. D.), I Ching gives the following short narrative 1:
History of Religions 27. 1 (1987): 56 – 88. Berling , Judith A. “Bringing the Buddha down to Earth: Notes on the Emergence of Yü-lu as a Buddhist genre.” History of Religions 27 . 1 ( 1987 ): 56 – 88 .
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