Daoxing Bore Jing 《道行般若經》
The Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Lines or the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā translated by Lokakṣema
Colophon道行般若經 後漢 支婁迦讖譯 共 10 卷 Daoxing Bore Jing or Practice of the Way Translated by Lokakṣema in the Later Han (25-220) in 10 scrolls.
NotesThis is first translation of the Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Lines or the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā into Chinese by Lokakṣema in 179. (Conze, 1973, p. xi; Lancaster, 2004, 'K 6') This sūtra is thought to be the earliest Prajñāpāramitāsūtra and Mahāyāna sūtra translated into Chinese. (Lancaster, 1975; Buswell and Lopez, 2014, 'Aṣṭasāhasrikāprajñāpāramitā') English translation: Conze translated a Sanskrit version of this sūtra. (Conze, 1973)
Primary SourceLokakṣema, trans., 《道行般若經》 'Daoxing Bore Jing or Practice of the Way,' in Taishō shinshū Daizōkyō 《大正新脩大藏經》, in Takakusu Junjiro, ed., (Tokyo: Taishō Shinshū Daizōkyō Kankōkai, 1988), Vol. 8, No. 224, Accessed 2016-07-08, http://tripitaka.cbeta.org/T08n0224.
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