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Before the Advent of Mahinda
The Spread of the Faith
The Writing down of the Texts
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Abhaya According Anurādhapura appears Arahant arrival attained Atthakathā authority became belief belonging bhikkhus Bodhi Tree brother brought Buddha Buddhaghosa Buddhist building built called Canon century cetiya Ceylon chapter Commentaries connected considered deities described discussed Doctrine doubt entered evidence existence fact faith famine five foll four further given gives hand held Ibid important included India infer instance island Jhāna king known later learned lived Mahāvamsa Mahāvihāra Mahinda mentioned monastery monks nature occasion occurs Order original Pāli Pāli Commentaries Pap Sn passage perhaps period person Pițakas pointed possible preached present probably reason received recited records references regard reign relics Rohaņa Samantapāsādikā Sinhalese Smp Sn Sutta teachers teachings Texts thera thousand Tissa took tradition verses views vihāra Vinaya visited Visuddhimagga whole