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: Kern (1884) [from Sanskrit], 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.

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.
  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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