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Art. III.—The Nirvana of the Northern Buddhists

  • J. Edkins (a1)


The word “Nirvana” expresses the doctrine of immortal hope as held by the ten Buddhist nations; the Singhalese of Ceylon, the Ghoorkas of Nepaul, the Tibetans, Mongols, Chinese, Coreans, Japanese, Cochin Chinese, Siamese, and Birmese.



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page 68 note 1 Tala, the palmyra palm. As a measure of length, seventy feet.

page 72 note 1 Magadha is the modern Behar. It means the “Middle Kingdom.” In the old nomenclature, Birmah was eastern India, so that the lands watered by the Ganges, and its tributaries, were considered as Central India. The lauds watered by the Indus, and its tributaries, were Northern India.

Art. III.—The Nirvana of the Northern Buddhists

  • J. Edkins (a1)


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