A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms, by Fa-hsien
- From Ch’ang-Gan to the Sandy Desert
- On to Shen-Shen and Thence to Khoten
- Khoten. Processions of Images. The King’s New Monastery.
- Through the Ts’ung or “Onion” Mountains to K’eeh-Ch’a; — Probably Skardo, or Some City More
to the East in Ladak
- Great Quinquennial Assembly of Monks. Relics of Buddha. Productions of the Country.
- On Towards North India. Darada. Image of Maitreya Bodhisattva.
- Crossing of the Indus. When Buddhism First Crossed the River for the East
- Woo-Chang, or Udyana. Monasteries, and Their Ways. Traces of Buddha.
- Soo-Ho-To. Legend of Buddha.
- Gandhara. Legends of Buddha.
- Takshasila. Legends. The Four Great Topes.
- Purushapura, or Peshawur. Prophecy About King Kanishka and His Tope. Buddha’s Alms-Bowl.
Death of Hwuy-Ying.
- Nagara. Festival of Buddha’s Skull-Bone. Other Relics, and His Shadow.
- Death of Hwuy-King in the Little Snowy Mountains. Lo-E. Pohna. Crossing the Indus to the
- Bhida. Sympathy of Monks with the Pilgrims.
- On to Mathura or Muttra. Condition and Customs of Central India; of the Monks, Viharas,
- Sankasya. Buddha’s Ascent to and Descent from the Trayastrimsas Heaven, and Other
- Kanyakubja, or Canouge. Buddha’s Preaching.
- Sha-Che. Legend of Buddha’s Danta-Kashtha.
- Kosala and Sravasti. The Jetavana Vihara and Other Memorials and Legends of Buddha.
Sympathy of the Monks with the Pilgrims.
- The Three Predecessors of Sakyamuni in the Buddhaship.
- Kapilavastu. Its Desolation. Legends of Buddha’s Birth, and Other Incidents in Connexion
- Rama, and its Tope.
- Where Buddha Finally Renounced the World, and where he Died.
- Vaisali. The Tope Called “Weapons Laid Down.” The Council of Vaisali.
- Remarkable Death of Ananda.
- Pataliputtra or Patna, in Magadha. King Asoka’s Spirit-Built Palace and Halls. The
Buddhist Brahman, Radha-Sami. Dispensaries and Hospitals.
- Rajagriha, New and Old. Legends and Incidents Connected with it.
- Gridhra-Kuta Hill, and Legends. Fa-Hien Passes a Night on It. His Reflections.
- The Srataparna Cave, or Cave of the First Council. Legends. Suicide of a Bhikshu.
- Gaya. Sakyamuni’s Attaining to the Buddhaship; and Other Legends.
- Legend of King Asoka in a Former Birth, and His Naraka.
- Mount Gurupada, where Kasyapa Buddha’s Entire Skeleton is.
- On the Way Back to Patna. Varanasi, or Benares. Sakyamuni’s First Doings After Becoming
- Dakshina, and the Pigeon Monastery.
- In Patna. Fa-Hien’s Labours in Transcription of Manuscripts, and Indian Studies for Three
- To Champa and Tamalipti. Stay and Labours There for Three Years. Takes Ship to Singhala,
- At Ceylon. Rise of the Kingdom. Feats of Buddha. Topes and Monasteries. Statue of Buddha
in Jade. Bo Tree. Festival of Buddha’s Tooth.
- Cremation of an Arhat. Sermon of a Devotee.
- After Two Years Takes Ship for China. Disastrous Passage to Java; and Thence to China;
Arrives at Shan-Tung; and Goes to Nanking. Conclusion or L’envoi by Another Writer.