By Fa Xian; James Legge
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465). 4 p. 884. 30 THE LA8T CONVERT. last of the animals, the lame hare, w m built, according to Y o a achoang, at this place by the devss. The two J&takas here summarized are told with some differences of detail in other works. 1 In other versions of the Deer J&taka instead of a lame hare we hare a fawn as the last creature to be saved. 2 Near the tope of the Life-saving Deer, the pilgrim next relates, was a tope which had been erected on the spot where Subhadra died， and we are treated to a short account o f the circumstances attending the conversion, ordination, and death of this man as Yuan-chuaBg knew them.
NIGBO D H A - M I O A JATAKA. 56 Buddhist book without any mention of another Deer-king as Devadatta in a former birth. The scene of the Ptua’s act of self-sacrifice is not given in this treatise. But in another work the scene is •laid in the wild country of Benares kingdom, and the king of the country is Brahmadatta. 1 The pilgrim next tells as of a tope which was two or three li to the south-west of the great Buddhist establishment of the Deer-Park. This tope was above 800 feet high with a broad high base which was oraamented with precious sabstances; the tope had no storeys of niches for imagea, but it w m covered by a dome, and it had a spire but without the circular bells.
There were also, the pilgrim adds, differences of statement «» to the time which had elapsed since the Buddha's death, some authorities giving above 1200 yean, some 1900， some 1600, and some only above 900 and under 1000. A s to tbe river mentioned in this passage^ a note added to the text explains the word Ajitavati a» meaning trusMng (無 g券 ） or “Invincible”，and adds that this was the general name for the* river at the pilgrim’s time. It also states that an old name for this river was A-li-lo-po-ti; but the second character in the transcription has been i Chang-a-hftn-ching 1.