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Page Range

pp. 245-300

Print Length

55 pages

6. The Crop-Planting Song

  • Li Dechun (author)
  • Gerald Roche (author)
The Crop-Planting Song describes the origins of agriculture amongst the Mongghul. It begins with humanity living in cold, hunger, and darkness, and then describes how the Buddha created the sun and moon, bestowed crops upon people, and taught them how to farm. In doing so, it also provides a map of the cosmos—the heavens and celestial bodies, Mount Sumeru, the earth and its regions, and so on.


Li Dechun


Gerald Roche