During the Buddhist period Muttra became a centre of the new faith.
All later Buddhist accounts, whether Pali or Sanskrit, repeat the same story.
The Buddhist religion believes in separating oneself from the torrent of human emotions.
These scholars (most of them members of the Buddhist Order, but many of them laymen) not only copied and recopied the Indian Pali books, but wrote a very large number themselves.
An account of these translations will be found in The Principles of Buddhist Law by Chan Toon (Rangoon, 1894), which is the first attempt to present those principles in something approaching to a systematic form.