The Treasury of Lives

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Ximing was a temple in Chang'an (modern-day Xi'an). It was founded by the third emperor of the Tang Dynasty, Gaozang 高宗, in 656, and served as a center for translation and international study. Xuanzang 玄奘 and Yijing 義淨 both translated there; the Japanese monk Kukai 空海 studied Sanskrit with an Indian paṇḍit named Prajña from Nalānda; The Korean monk Woncheuk was abbot there in the seventh century.


Buswell, Robert E, Jr., and Donald S. Lopez, Jr., eds. 2014. The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism. Princeton: University of Princeton Press. 


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