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 Former Qin in 5 scrolls.


This is third translation of the Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Lines or the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā (Lancaster, 1975).


Translated into Chinese in 382 (Lancaster, 2004, 'K 5')

English Translations

  1. Lancaster, Lewis R. 1968, An Analysis of the Aṣṭasāhasrikāprajn̄āpārmitāsūtra from the Chinese Translations, PhD Thesis, University of Michigan. Partial.


  1. Conze, E. 1973, The Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Lines & its Verse Summary Four Seasons Foundation.

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,


  1. Buswell, Robert E., and Donald S. Lopez, eds. The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014.
  2. Conze, Edward 1978, The Prajñāpāramitā Literature, Tokyo: Reiyukai, p. 19.
  3. Lancaster, L.R., 1975. The Oldest Mahayana Sutra: Its Significance for the Study of Buddhist Development. The Eastern Buddhist VIII,, accessed 2016-03-16.
  4. Lancaster, L.R., 2004. The Korean Buddhist Canon: A Descriptive Catalogue,
  5. Osborn, Matthew Bryan. 2012. “Chiasmus in the Early Prajñāpāramitā: Literary Parallelism Connecting Criticism & Hermeneutics in an Early Mahāyāna Sūtra.” PhD Thesis, Hong Kong: The University of Hong Kong.

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