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The Silk Road Journey With Xuanzang

Postby Leo Rivers » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:08 am

As regards the amazing (and visually lush),  book,The Silk Road Journey With Xuanzang, I need some clarification.

On page 152 in the chapter number 8 on “philosophers, caves and the fortuneteller”, I am told that Xuanzang returned to Nalanda monastery in 642 for a 2nd visit there. He only stayed a brief time before going on to study with a philosopher for 2 months and then his mentor*  according to “Buddhist phenomenology” for 2 years before, as you say on page 153, returning back to the monastery a 3rd time in 642.

Somehow 2 years and 2 months got talked into the middle of the year 642!

On page 155 we are told that he meets a fortuneteller at the end of the year 642, that recommends he returns to China.

I have been using The Silk Road Journey  as a guide to reading Xuanzang, 1997. The Great Tang Dynasty Record of the Western Regions, Numata Center.

Please advise!

Leo



* I am VERY interested in SHENG CHUN aka JayaSENA/PraSENAjit! ----> he seems like a Key to me. :buddha1:
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Re: The Silk Road Journey With Xuanzang

Postby kirtu » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:24 pm

Leo Rivers wrote:As regards the amazing (and visually lush),  book,The Silk Road Journey With Xuanzang, I need some clarification.


Is this the book by Sally Wriggins?

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Re: The Silk Road Journey With Xuanzang

Postby Leo Rivers » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:27 am

Xuanzang, 1997. The Great Tang Dynasty Record of the Western Regions, Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research.
Taisho vol 51 number 2087 920a -920b
A physical record of place and person as part of a travelogue

Research, N.C. for B.T.&, 1995. A Biography of the Tripitaka Master of the Great Ci’en Monastery of the Great Tang Dynasty, Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research.
Taisho vol 50 number 2053 244a -244b
The Teachings and personal character as well as topic

"Buddhist Phenomenology", if anything, understated the degree he deepened and complete his studies outside of Nalanda... especially here. The other teachers as well as Jeyasena on this leg of his trip were Yogacara specialists. This surprized me. You don't need Dan Lusthaus's parsed reason to "get it" about this.


By the way, the publishers of Wriggins, S., 2003. The Silk Road Journey With Xuanzang, Basic Books, got back to me with an answer:

Dear Leo,
Thank you for your note to Sally Wriggins concerning Xuanzang's visit to Nalanda. You can appreciate that the records would be difficult to decipher from the distance of more than a millennium.

Thank you for your interest in Sally's book.

Sincerely, Ellen

Ellen E. M. Roberts
Editor, Woodley Books
555 Spring Street Suite 605
Bethlehem PA 18018
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Re: The Silk Road Journey With Xuanzang

Postby Michael_Dorfman » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:14 pm

I seem to be on the same Xuanzang kick--- I just finished Wriggins book a few weeks ago, and am currently working through the "Biography of the Tripitaka Master...", with the Lusthaus queued up next.
(I also read the full "Journey to the West" last year, but that's only tangentially relevant.)

One interesting resource I stumbled upon is this interactive map of Xuanzang's journey: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=2 ... ,79.013672

I'd be very interested to hear of any other relevant sources of value.
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Re: The Silk Road Journey With Xuanzang

Postby Leo Rivers » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:21 pm

Re: The Silk Road Journey With Xuanzang

One interesting resource I stumbled upon is this interactive map of Xuanzang's journey: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=205238590354076487326.00045eb58567a670d0097&msa=0&ll=29.458731,94.658203&spn=35.033932,79.013672

I'd be very interested to hear of any other relevant sources of value.

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Wow

There is a 3 hour movie on YouTube made ON THE WHOLE ROUTE! 01 The road of Xuanzang part 1 (玄奘之路) (Use CC for Translation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6kmfp6DwyI&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL0ECE793EF02EDC89

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