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Treatise on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahāyāna 《大乘起信論》

Attributed to Aśvaghoṣa, translated by Paramārtha

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第 32 冊 No. 1666

大乘起信論
馬鳴菩薩造 梁 真諦譯

共 1 卷

Volume 32, No. 1666
Treatise on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahāyāna
Composed by Aśvaghoṣa, translated by Paramārtha in the Liang in 1 scroll

Notes

Date 553 from Lancaster (Lancaster 2004, 'K 616').
See Buswell and Lopez for a discussion of the background on this text (Buswell and Lopez 2014, s.v. 'Dasheng qixin lun').
Also known as the 起信論 Treatise on the Awakening of Faith, for short.
This is the popular version of the 《大乘起信論義記》 Notes on the Meaning of Treatise on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahāyāna by Fazang (T 1846).

English translations:
(1) Aśvaghoṣa and Yoshito S. Hakeda 2006, The Awakening of Faith: Attributed to Aśvaghoṣha, Translations from the Asian Classics. New York: Columbia University Press.

Primary Source

Aśvaghoṣa and Paramārtha, 《大乘起信論》 'Treatise on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahāyāna', in Taishō shinshū Daizōkyō 《大正新脩大藏經》, in Takakusu Junjiro, ed., (Tokyo: Taishō Shinshū Daizōkyō Kankōkai, 1988), Vol. 32, No. 1666, Accessed 2016-10-20, http://tripitaka.cbeta.org/T32n1666.

Other Versions

T 16667: Aśvaghoṣa and Śiksānanda, 《大乘起信論》 'Treatise on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahāyāna'.

Commentaries (partial list)

  1. T 1844: Fazang, 《起信論疏》 A Commentary on the Treatise on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahāyāna / Taesung Kisin Non So.
  2. T 1845: Fazang, 《大乘起信論別記》 A Commentary on the Treatise on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahāyāna / Taesung Kisin Non So.
  3. T 1846: Fazang, 《大乘起信論義記》 Notes on the Meaning of Treatise on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahāyāna.


Structure

Hakeda page numbers are shown in parentheses
[0575a06] 序 Preface (omitted)
[0575b03] Invocation (p. 31)
  1. [0575b22] 因緣分 Reasons for Writing (p. 33)
  2. [0575c19] 立義分 Outline (p. 35)
  3. [0576a03] 解釋分 Interpretation (p. 38)
  4. [0581c06] 修行信心分 Faith and Practice (p. 88)
  5. [0583a22] 勸修利益分 Encouragement of Practice and the Benefits (p. 96)


References


  1. Buswell, Robert E. and Donald S. Lopez, eds. 2014. The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  2. Lancaster, L.R. 2004. The Korean Buddhist Canon: A Descriptive Catalogue, http://www.acmuller.net/descriptive_catalogue.


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