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Lock and Linebarger

I’ve just discovered an excellent resource for those starting to read Chinese Buddhist texts. Lock, G. and Linebarger, G. S. (2018). Chinese Buddhist Texts: An Introductory Reader. Routledge. The authors give a full parsing of the Xīnjīng including many helpful notes. I don’t always agree with their reading, mostly because they haven’t incorporated modern research… Continue reading Lock and Linebarger

Chinese Texts

Fangshan Stele

  Image from: 中国佛教协会 (1978)  ​「房山云居寺石经」. 北京 : 文物出版社. = Chinese Buddhist Association. (1978) Mount Fang, Yunju Temple, Stone Sutras. Beijing: Cultural Relics Publishing House. Colophon transcription based on: 林元白。「唐代房山石经刻造概况」現代佛學 , 3 1958。 一九五八年。= Lin Yuanbai. ‘A General Survey of Fangshan Stone Sutras from the Tang Dynasty. Modern Buddhist Studies, 3, 1958. 北京圖書館金石組, 中國佛教圖書文物館石經組編 (1987) ‘房山石經題記匯編’. 书目文献出版社 : 新華書店北京發行所發行,… Continue reading Fangshan Stele

Chinese · Chinese Texts · Sanskrit Texts · Short Text

Taishō 256 (Cb)

The Chinese Tripiṭaka contains a number of Heart Sutra texts (See Chinese). Amongst them is a short text version which includes a transliterated Sanskrit text (T256 8.851.a1-852.a23). Originally attributed to Xuanzang (602-664), his disciple Kuījī caused this text to be inscribed on a stone wall at some unknown date. It was then edited by Amoghavajra (705–774) but must have… Continue reading Taishō 256 (Cb)