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By Jonathan Morris Augustine

Hagiographies or idealized biographies which recount the lives of saints, bodhisattvas and different charismatic figures were the assembly position for fantasy and adventure. In medieval Europe, the 'lives of saints' have been learn in the course of liturgical celebrations and the texts themselves have been taken care of as sacred items. In Japan, it used to be believed that those that learn the biographies of lofty clergymen may gather benefit. in view that hagiographies have been written or compiled through 'believers', the road among fable and fact was once frequently obscured. This learn of the bodhisattva Gyoki - considered as the monk who begun the biggest social welfare circulation in Japan - illustrates how jap Buddhist hagiographers selected to treat a unmarried monk's charitable actions as a fantastic success that formed the process jap history.

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