The Lotus Sutra (Miaofa Lianhua Jing) 妙法蓮華經

Translated by Kumārajīva

Colophon

妙法蓮華經 姚秦 鳩摩羅什譯 共 7 卷 The Lotus Sūtra or Saddharmapuṇḍarīkasūtra (Miaofa Lianhua Jing) Translated by Kumārajīva in 7 scrolls in the Later Qin

Notes

Date 406 and Sanskrit title from Lancaster (Lancaster 2004, 'K 116') This is the popular translation of the Lotus Sūtra.

English translations

  1. Kern (1884) [from Sanskrit]
  2. Tsugunari Kubo & Akira Yuyama (2007)
  3. Reeves (2008)
  4. Watson (1993)

Primary Source

Kumārajīva, 《妙法蓮華經》 'The Lotus Sutra or Saddharmapuṇḍarīkasūtra (Miaofa Lianhua Jing),' in Taishō shinshū Daizōkyō 《大正新脩大藏經》, in Takakusu Junjiro, ed., (Tokyo: Taishō Shinshū Daizōkyō Kankōkai, 1988), Vol. 9, No. 262, Accessed 2016-08-03, http://tripitaka.cbeta.org/T09n0262.

Sanskrit version

  1. Vaidya, P.L. 1960, Saddharmapuṇḍarīkasūtram, Darbhanga: The Mithila Institute of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Sanskrit Learning, University of the West Digital Sanskrit Buddhist Canon, http://www.dsbcproject.org/canon-text/book/54

Contents

Section titles and page numbers from Watson (1993); titles retranslated.
  1. 序品 Introduction Scroll 1 p. 3
  2. 方便品 Expedient Means Scroll 1 p. 23
  3. 譬喻品 Similes Scroll 2 p. 47
  4. 信解品 Faith and Understanding Scroll 2 p. 80
  5. 藥草喻品 The Simile of the Medicinal Herbs Scroll 3 p. 97
  6. 授記品 Bestowing of a Prophesy Scroll 3 p. 107
  7. 化城喻品 The Simile of the Phantom City Scroll 3 p. 117
  8. 五百弟子受記品 Five Hundred Disciples Receive Prophesies of Enlightenment Scroll 4 p. 143
  9. 授學無學人記品 Learners and Adepts Receive Prophesies Scroll 4 p. 154
  10. 法師品 The Dharma Master Scroll 4 p. 160
  11. 見寶塔品 Seeing the Tower Scroll 4 p. 170
  12. 提婆達多品 Devadatta Scroll 4 p. 182
  13. 勸持品 Urging Devotion Scroll 4 p. 190
  14. 安樂行品 Peaceful Conduct Scroll 5 p. 196
  15. 從地踊出品 Leaping out from the Earth Scroll 5 p. 212
  16. 壽量品 Lifespan Scroll 5 p. 224
  17. 分別功德品 Distinctions of Merit Scroll 5 p. 233
  18. 隨喜功德品 The Merit of Responding with Joy Scroll 6 p. 245
  19. 法師功德品 Benefits of the Dharma Master Scroll 6 p. 251
  20. 常不輕菩薩品 Never Disparaging Bodhisattva Scroll 6 p. 265
  21. 神力品 Supernatural Powers Scroll 6 p. 272
  22. 囑累品 Entrustment Scroll 6 p. 277
  23. 藥王菩薩本事品 FStories of Former Lives of the Medicine King Bodhisattva Scroll 6 p. 280
  24. 妙音菩薩品 Wonderful Sound Bodhisattva Scroll 7 p. 290
  25. 觀世音菩薩普門品 The Universal Gateway of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara Scroll 7 p. 298
  26. 陀羅尼品第 Dharani Scroll 7 p. 307
  27. 妙莊嚴王本事品 Stories of Former Lives of King Wonderful Adornment Scroll 7 p. 312
  28. 普賢菩薩勸發品 Admonishments of the Bodhisattva Universal Worthy Scroll 7 p. 319

References

  1. Kern, H (tr). 1884, Saddharma-Pundarika or, the Lotus Sutra of the True Law, Sacred Books of the East, Vol XXI, (accessed 2016-08-04) http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/lotus/index.htm.
  2. Kumārajīva, Tsugunari Kubo, Akira Yuyama (tr), 2007, The Lotus Sutra (BDK English Tripitaka), BDK English Tripitaka Translation Series, Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research, 2nd edition, Berkeley, California: BDK America, online at https://bdkamerica.org/product/the-lotus-sutra-revised-second-edition/.
  3. Lancaster, L.R. 2004, The Korean Buddhist Canon: A Descriptive Catalogue, http://www.acmuller.net/descriptive_catalogue.
  4. Reeves, G & Kumārajīva. 2008, The Lotus sutra : a contemporary translation of a Buddhist classic, Boston: Wisdom Publications.
  5. Watson, B (tr) & Kumārajīva. 1993, The Lotus Sutra, New York: Columbia University Press.

Manuscripts

  1. British Library, Booklet of the Avalokitesvara Sutra.
  2. British Library, Japanese Lotus Sutra.
  3. British Library, Chapter 25 of the Lotus sutra.

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