Fo Suo Xing Zan (Buddhacarita) 佛所行讚

Translated by Dharmakṣema in 5 scrolls


佛所行讚 馬鳴菩薩造 北涼 曇無讖譯 共 5 卷 Fo Suo Xing Zan (Buddhacarita) Composed by Bodhisattva Aśvaghoṣa, translated by Dharmakṣema in 5 scrolls in the Northern Liang


Sanskrit title and date 414-426 from Lancaster (Lancaster 2004, 'K 980') English translations: Beal, S. (1883) and Willemen, C. (2009)

Primary Source

Aśvaghoṣa, 《佛本行經》 'Fo Suo Xing Zan (Buddhacarita),' in Taishō shinshū Daizōkyō 《大正新脩大藏經》, in Takakusu Junjiro, ed., (Tokyo: Taishō Shinshū Daizōkyō Kankōkai, 1988), Vol. 4, No. 192, Accessed 2016-07-05,


  1. Beal, S. 1883, The Fo-Sho-Hing-Tsan-King: A Life of Buddha by Asvaghosha Bodhisattva, Sacred Books of the East Vol. 19,
  2. Lancaster, L.R. 2004, The Korean Buddhist Canon: A Descriptive Catalogue,
  3. Willemen, C. 2009, Buddhacarita in Praise of Buddha's Acts, Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research, Berkeley, United States.

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