LIBRARIAN OF THE INDIA OFFICE
NOTES ON ROCKHILL'S LIFE OF THE BUDDHA', PP. 230 SQQ., AND THE WORKS
(See also Buddhist and Other Legends about Khotan', by BABU SARAT CHANDRA DAS, C.I.E.,
in the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1886, Part I, pp. 193-203.)
P. 236, sub fin.—The letters resemble closely those of ` India (Rgya)'. But Rgya by itself generally means China: cf. pp. 234, 1. 16 sqq., p. 236, 1. zo, &c. &c. Rgya-gar is the usual term for India, Rgya or Rgya-nag for China (f. 429 b).
P. 237.—From Kustana (Sa-nu) onwards there were fifty-six kings and one regent. The capital of Khotan was built by Ye-u-la, son of Kustana (f. 43o a).
sub fin.—In the reign of Vijayasambhava many other Vihâras (besides Tsar-nza) were built (f. 430 a-b).
11. 21 sqq.—With Buddhaduta (sic=°delta) are mentioned Kha-ga-ta, Khaga-drod, Bzin-byun, and others (f. 431 b). The more exact name of the Vihâra is Hgehu-to-s'an (apparently also named Mo-rgu-bde-ii). The name of the princess is Punyesvara (Pu-fie-§va-ra sic) (f. 432 b).
1. 8.—Sanghagosa (sic) (f. 433 a).
Ibid., 11. 14 sqq.—The three sons of Vijayajaya were, in order of age, Hdon-dros (who went to India), Parma (who became a Bande with the name Dharmânanda, and also went to India), and Vijayadharrna. ` The venerable Mantasidhi' should be ` Samantasiddhi'. Hdon-dros, on returning to Khotan (Li-yul) dwelt in Soli-tir, because he was disliked by the king, and even there was persecuted by him. Samantasiddhi came from India and effected a reconciliation : but Hdon-dros does not appear ever to have been king (ff. 433 b-436 a).
11. 1-2.—This king, who became a Buddhist, received the name Anandasena. He was sent to S`u-lig (Kâshgar), and Vijayasimha built for him the Vihâra Sum-ha (f. 436 b).
Ibid. — Vijayakirti I was succeeded by his son Vijayasangrâma, who acquired the name seiz ge `lion', and by whom (or at whose instance by a certain Dharmakirti) a Vihâra was built. After his time, during