1. WHY PUBLISH A NEV BOOK ON BUDDHISM 1 I HAVE spent forty years in the Far Ea,st, durinK which much time has been devoted to the study of Euddhislll in China and Japan. In publishing this new book on Buddhism, I have no desire to weary students with mere repetition of what has been published before, but have two objects in view. Firstly, I hope to dispel some of the confusion of thought regarding the relation of Buddhism to Christianity. On this subject the translation of The A wakening oj Faith in the Mahayana School throws most important light.