Shōrai Mokuroku 御請來目錄

Compiled by Kūkai


第 55 冊 No. 2161 御請來目錄 日本 空海撰 共 1 卷 Volume 55, No. 2161; Shōrai Mokuroku; Compiled by Japanese monastic Kūkai in 1 scroll


This text is a catalog of esoteric works and other items brought back to Japan from China by Kūkai (774–835).


This text is not included in the Korean canon

English translations

Hakeda, Yoshito S 1972, Kūkai: Major Works, United States: Columbia University Press, pp. 140-150.

Primary Source

Saichō, 《御請來目錄》 'Shōrai Mokuroku,' in Taishō shinshū Daizōkyō 《大正新脩大藏經》, in Takakusu Junjiro, ed., (Tokyo: Taishō Shinshū Daizōkyō Kankōkai, 1988), Vol. 55, No. 2160, Accessed 2021-09-25,


  1. Abé, R 1999, The Weaving of Mantra: Kûkai and the Construction of Esoteric Buddhist Discourse, United States: Columbia University Press, p. 513.
  2. Buswell, Robert E., and Donald S. Lopez, eds. The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014, s.v. Kūkai, p. 450.

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