Great Ānāpānasmṛti Sūtra (Fo Shuo Da Anban Shou Yi Jing) 佛說大安般守意經

Translated by An Shigao


第 15 冊 No. 0602 佛說大安般守意經 後漢 安世高譯 共 2 卷 Volume 15, No. 602; Great Ānāpānasmṛti Sūtra (Fo Shuo Da Anban Shou Yi Jing); Translated by An Shigao in the Later Han in 2 scrolls


Similar to the Great Anapanasati Sutta in the Pali Canon.


Sanskrit title and date 148-170 from Lancaster (2004, 'K 806')

English translation

Link, A.E., 1976. Evidence for Doctrinal Continuity of Han Buddhism from the Second Through the Fourth Centuries: The Prefaces to an Shih-Kao's Grand Sutra on Mindfulness of theRespiration and K'ang Seng-hui's Introduction to. Papers in Honor of Professor Woodbridge Bingham: A Festschrift for His Seventy-fifth Birthday, pp.55-126. Partial.

Primary Source

An Shigao, 《大安般守意經》 'Sāgaranāgarājaparipṛcchā (Fo Wei Suo Jia Luo Long Wang Suo Shuo Dasheng Jing),' in Taishō shinshū Daizōkyō 《大正新脩大藏經》, in Takakusu Junjiro, ed., (Tokyo: Taishō Shinshū Daizōkyō Kankōkai, 1988), Vol. 15, No. 602, Accessed 2016-09-22,


  1. FGDB, s.v. 大安般守意經.
  2. Lancaster 2004, 'K 806'.

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