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Click to Expand/Collapse OptionIntroduction
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionSpread of the Christian faith to India (1)
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionKing Abenner of India, his childlessness and persecution of Christian monks
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionOne of the King’s servents becomes Christian and the King upbraids him in a dialogue (2)
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionThe servant’s sermon: Rage and Greed are our worst enemies
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionThe servant explains why he became a monk
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionThe King had decided to torture the servant to death, but instead chases him away
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionA most beautiful son is born to the King
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionVice men phrophecy that the son will be not a King of this world, but another, and will be Christian (3)
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionThe King places his son in a palace in luxurious isolation from all the suffering of the world
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionThe King’s formost and most noble servant brings home a sick man from the hunt; but he is a Christian, and the other servants plot against him before the King (4)
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionThe sick man advices the nobleman how to cope with the King’s rage, and the King forgives him, but continues his persection of Monks
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionOut hunting, the King meets monks, talks with them and then burns them
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionThe Prince wonders why he cannot go out of the palace, and one of his teachers then says that it is because the King does not want him to hear about Christian teachings (5)
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionThe Prince asks the King to go out, and he is allowed to go to places which are only pleasant.
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionThe Prince sees a leper and a blind, and becomes very depressed
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionThe Prince sees an old and crippled man on the next trip out, and is told he soon will die, as humans will
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionThe Prince goes home and reflect on death, in sorrow
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionBy the calling of the Holy Spirit the monk Barlaam seeks admission to the prince as a trader, with the pretext of selling him a jewel
Barlaam oc Josaphat
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Utviklet av: Jens Braarvig, Asgeir Nesøen, Damir Nedic and Heidi Løken
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