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

Translated by Kumārajīva

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Scroll 2
Scroll 3
Scroll 4
Scroll 5
Scroll 6
Scroll 7

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: Kern (1884), Tsugunari Kubo & Akira Yuyama (2007), Reeves (2008), 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.

Contents


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


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