Mohe Bore Chao Jing 摩訶般若鈔經

Translated by Dharmapriya and Fo Nian


摩訶般若鈔經 前秦 曇摩蜱共竺佛念譯 共 5 卷 Mohe Bore Chao Jing Translated by Dharmapriya and Fo Nian in the Later Qin in 5 scrolls.


This is third translation of the Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Lines or the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā into Chinese by Dharmapriya 曇摩蜱 and Fo Nian 竺佛念 in 382. (Lancaster, 1975; Lancaster, 2004, 'K 5') English translations: Conze translated a Sanskrit version of this sūtra. (Conze, 1973)

Primary Source

Dharmapriya, trans., 《摩訶般若鈔經》 'Mohe Bore Chao Jing,' in Taishō shinshū Daizōkyō 《大正新脩大藏經》, in Takakusu Junjiro, ed., (Tokyo: Taishō Shinshū Daizōkyō Kankōkai, 1988), Vol. 8, No. 226, Accessed 2016-07-08,


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