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The Questions of King Milinda. Vol. 1
Author Rhys Davids, T. W. (著)=Rhys Davids, Thomas William (au.)
Publisher Url
LocationOxford, UK [牛津, 英國]
SeriesSacred Books of the East
Series No.35
Content type書籍=Book
AbstractThe work of which a translation is here, for the first time, presented to the English reading public, has had a strange and interesting history. vVritten in Northern India, at or a little after the beginning of the Christian era, and either in Sanskrit itself or in some North Indian Prakrit, it has been entirely lost in the land of its origin, and (so far as is at present known) is not extant in any of the homes of the various sects and schools of the Buddhists, except only in Ceylon, and in those countries which have derived their Buddhism from Ceylon. It is true that General Cunningham says 1 that the name of Milinda ' is still famous in a 11 Buddhist countries.' But he is here drawing a very wide conclusion from an isolated fact. For in his note he refers only to Hardy, who is good evidence for Ceylon, but who does not even say that the' Milinda > was known elsewhere. Preserved there, and translated at a very early date into Pali, it has become, in
Table of contents[Table of Contents]

The SiJJlhalese version of the llilinda XII
Buddbaghosa's four references to it xiv
lISS and edition of the text XVI
King lIiIinda the same as lIenander xviii
Notices of him in classical writers xix
His coins xx
His birthplace, Kalasi, probably = Karisi X X III
The author not the same as Nagargulla xxv
Passages in the Pi/akas referred to silently xxvii
Pali books, &c, referred to by name xxix
Pi/aka passages quoted XXXI
Length of the Pitakas xxxyi
Results of these comparisons XXXVIIl
Differences between our author and the Pitakas xl
Proper names outside the Pi/akas xliii
Differences of language between our author and the; Pi/akas xlv
The lIiIinda as a work of art xlviii
Book 1 The Secular Narrative
Description of Sagala 2
Previous births of lIilinda
Created date2015.10.16
Modified date2015.10.16

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