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國立故宮所藏《善逝寶經廣示日光目錄》述要=General Remarks on "The Precious Scriptures of the Sugata, Rays of the Sun Illuminating Widely" Catalogue Kept at the Palace Museum in Taipei
Author 胡進杉 (著)=Hu, Jin-shan (au.)
Source 法光學壇=Dharma Light Lyceum
Pages47 - 76
Publisher法光佛教文化研究所=Fa-kuang Institute of Buddhist Studies
Publisher Url
Location臺北市, 臺灣 [Taipei shih, Taiwan]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
Keyword甘珠爾; 本續; Kanjur; 密宗=密教=坦特羅佛教=真言教=金剛乘=瑜伽宗=Esoteric Buddhism=Tantric Buddhism=Vajrayana Buddhism

The Precious Scriptures of the Sugata, Rays of the Sun Illuminating Widely”Catalogue is placed at the beginning of volume ka of the golden Kanjur manuscript commissioned in the 8th year of the Kang-xi era and now kept at the Palace Museum in Taipei. It contains 127 pages on 69 folios. The present paper discusses the catalogue in the following three parts:
Firstly, it is established that the author of the catalogue was the Yuan Dynasty scholar Tshal pa Kun dga' rdo rje. The catalogue was completed between 1323 and 1348. Thus it is highly possible that the present catalogue is the so called Tshalpa Kanjur Catalogue.
Next, its contents are described, to wit the preface, the main part, and the colophon. In the main part, the Buddha's teachings are divided into “the tantras of the vajra result vehicle”and“the sutras of the causal vehicle which has marks.”
The tantras are further subdivided into six classes -highest yoga, yoga, performance, action, ancient mantra translations, and what is prepared to deal with urgencies in this life- while the sutras are arranged according to (a) the middle turning of the wheel, the stages of the dharma wheel without marks, (b) the final turning of the wheel, the stages of the dharma wheel of definite absolute meaning, and (c) the first turning of the wheel, the stages of the dharma wheel of the four truths. This is followed by a detailed ascription of each Kanjur text to one class and concluded by auspicious dedication verses.
The last section of the present paper evaluates the catalogue and compares it to the lDan kar ma catalogue and Bu ston's catalogue. The concluding analysis shows that the strenghts of this excellent catalogue lie in its fitting and clear systematization, the precision of titles given and the ease of checking, the detailed listing of the translator(s) and volume of each text, the record of lost scriptures which makes it convenient for further research, as well as critical evaluation of textual contents and fair judgement.
Created date2004.08.06
Modified date2017.08.24

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