Fa-Hien | Memoirs of the Buddhist Faith | A Review


Fa-Hien | Memoirs of the Buddhist Faith | A Review

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Fa-Hien’s ‘Memoirs of the Buddhist Faith’-A Review

“Memoirs of the Buddhist Faith,” also known as “A Record of the Buddhist Religion as Practised in India and the Malay Archipelago,” is a fascinating book written by Fa-Hien, a Chinese monk who traveled extensively throughout India and Southeast Asia in the 5th century AD. The book is an important historical document that provides valuable insights into the Buddhist faith during this time period.

The book is divided into thirty chapters, and each chapter focuses on a specific aspect of Buddhist practice or a particular location that Fa-Hien visited during his travels. Through his detailed descriptions, the reader is able to gain a deep understanding of the rituals, customs, and beliefs of the Buddhist faith as they were practiced in India and Southeast Asia during the 5th century.

One of the most impressive aspects of “Memoirs of the Buddhist Faith” is the level of detail that Fa-Hien provides. He describes the physical appearance of the various Buddhist sites that he visited, as well as the religious practices that took place there. He also provides extensive descriptions of the various monasteries and temples that he visited, along with the monks and nuns who lived there.

Another notable aspect of the book is the vivid picture that it paints of the hardships and dangers that Fa-Hien encountered on his travels. From dangerous mountain passes to bandit attacks, Fa-Hien’s journey was far from easy. However, his unwavering faith in the Buddhist teachings kept him going, and his account is a testament to the resilience and dedication of those who practice this faith.

Overall, “Memoirs of the Buddhist Faith” is an excellent book that provides a unique window into the world of Buddhism during the 5th century AD. Fa-Hien’s descriptions are rich and vivid, and his account is both informative and engaging. It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of Buddhism and a fascinating read for anyone interested in travel and exploration. 0 0 0.

Fa-Hien Memoirs of the Buddhist Faith A Review

N.B. The article originally belongs to the book entitled ‘Reviews of Some Iconic Travelogues‘ by Menonim Menonimus.

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