南北朝=The Northern and Southern Dynasties=南北朝; 菩薩地持経=Bodhisattvabhūmi-sūtra=菩萨地持经; 地持論師=Bodhisattvabhūmi-sūtra scholar=地持学人; 地持学=Bodhisattvabhūmi-sūtra study=地持学
“Bodhisattvabhūmi-sūtra” discussed on various ideas about the Bodhisattva. Since its translation by Indian monk Dharmakşema in Northern Liang Dynasty, many Buddhist scholars have learned, preached and quoted from it. From the records of the literature, there should have been a “Bodhisattvabhūmi-sūtra School” in the period of the Northern and Southern Dynasties. However, while later scholars often discussed the schools based on other scriptures, but they did not mention “the study of Bodhisattvabhūmi-sūtra”. This paper analyzes the causes of this situation, which is related to the content of the “Bodhisattvabhūmi-sūtra”and the academic situation at the time.