The Extended Mahāvaṁsa
Asoka and the Missions

edited by
G. P. Malalasekera
(1937 / 2481)

translated by
Ānandajoti Bhikkhu
(August, 2012 / 2556)

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Introduction

V. from The Third Recital

XII. Faith in Various Districts

XIII. Mahinda's Journey

XIV. Entry into the City

XV. from The Acceptance of the Great Monastery

XVIII. from The Acquisition of the Great Wisdom Tree

XIX. from The Journey of the Great Bodhi Tree

XX. The Complete Emancipation of the Elders

 

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Introduction

V. from The Third Recital

[Asoka's Birth]

[Asoka's Family]

[Asoka's Ascension]

[The Conversion of Asoka - 1]

[Asoka's Previous Birth-Story]

[The Conversion of Asoka - 2]

[King Asoka sees the Buddha]

[The Going-Forth of Asoka's Brother and Nephew]

[Building the 84,000 Monasteries]

[The Going-Forth of Mahinda and Saṅghamittā]

[Tissa and Sumitta's Story]

[Decline of the Dispensation]

[Murder in the Monastery]

[The King's Dream]

[The Partridge Birth-Story]

[Holding the Third Council]

 

XII. Faith in Various Districts

[Summary]

[Majjhantika in Kasmīra-Gandhāra]

[More Missions]

[Soṇa and Uttara in Suvaṇṇabhūmi]

 

XIII. Mahinda's Journey

[To Vedisa]

[Asoka's Children in Avanti]

[Determining the Time]

[Arrival in Laṅkā]

XIV. Entry into the City

[The Meeting]

[The Questions]

[Ordination and Teaching]

[Entering the Town]

 

XV. from The Acceptance of the Great Monastery

[The Great Cloud Monastery and Queen Anulā]

 

XVIII. from The Acquisition of the Great Wisdom Tree

[Requesting the Nuns and the Bodhi Tree ]

[Festivities for the Bodhi Tree]

 

XIX. from The Journey of the Great Bodhi Tree

[The Nuns and the Bodhi Tree set out for Laṅkā]

[Reception in Laṅkā]

[The Nuns and the Nunneries]

 

XX. The Complete Emancipation of the Elders

[The Passing of King Asoka]

[The Passing of King Devānampiyatissa]

[The Passing of Arahat Mahinda]

[The Passing of Arahat Saṅghamittā]

[The Passing of Other Elders]