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In his first annual Report he mentioned the demise of the Edinburgh and Cambridge Branches, and called attention to a reprint of the Bhikkhu Silacara's Lotus Blossoms and the Bhikkhu Nyanatiloka's Word of the Buddha, which, with the former’s translation of the Dhamtnapada or the Way of Truth, published also by the Society in the following year, were the three most successful publications for which it was responsible. As for the Review, seldom has a Journal of such excellence had such poor support.

In an "Open L etter to the Buddhists of England," written in December, he appealed to all interested to support the work of the Society, and described with great eloquence the glory of the Message of which the West had such immediate need. The will to return was still alive, though the effort necessary to carry on with even routine work was terrible. " O b je c t s of the N e w S o c ie t y The original objects of the Society were two, the extension of the knowledge of Buddhism, and the study of Pali.

F. M'Kechnie had himself entered the Order as the Bhikkhu Silacara, and it was in this guise that he lived and worked in Burma for many years to come. It is time, however, to return to England. 30 A BUD D H IST STUDENTS* MANUAL R . J . J a c k so n — E r n e s t R o st — 14 B u r y S t r e e t In the summer of 1905 Mr. R. J. Jackson attended a meeting under the trees in Regent's Park at which a Cambridge Senior Wrangler spoke on Buddhism. Interested at once, Jackson made enquiries and was told to read the Light oj Asia.

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