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Kannon (Guan Yin)

India, Cont.

There is even less certainty about the specifics of his message. Not a syllable of his truth was written down in his lifetime.

Nor when it finally was recorded, was it done so by anyone who had witnessed a single word of all that he was alleged to have said. In fact, the Buddha's teachings were allowed to roam free for hundreds of years before, in 80 B.C., in distant Sri Lanka, their wild descendants were finally corralled in print by the Pali Canon.





The Seventh World of Chan Buddhism
Chapter 1: India, Page 15 of 15

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