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The Story of Sadāprarudita’s Search for Dharma and the Worship of the Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra from India to Sixth-Century China
Author Zhao, Wen (著)
Source Religions
Volumev.14 n.3
Date2023.03
Pages17
PublisherMDIP
Publisher Url https://www.mdpi.com/
LocationBasel, Switzerland [巴塞爾, 瑞士]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
Language英文=English
Note1. Author Affiliation: Nankai University, China.

2. Religions 2023, 14(3), 410.
KeywordPrajñāpāramitā Sūtra; Dharma preacher; Emperor Wu of Liang; Master Huisi
AbstractThe story of bodhisattva Sadāprarudita’s search for Dharma in the Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra has served to successfully shape the characters of the Dharma seeker, bodhisattva Sadāprarudita, and the Dharma preacher (dharmabhāṇakas), bodhisattva Dharmodgata. This narrative carried much information about the veneration of the Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra in Indic contexts, and it also enthused Chinese Buddhists of the sixth century CE to create the Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra written in gold calligraphy. Emperor Wu of the Liang organized pañcavārṣika assemblies centred on the lectures and veneration of the gold-calligraphy Sūtra, and the Tiantai master Huisi made a vow to create such a scroll around the same time. In the relevant accounts, Chinese preachers are always associated with the Dharma preacher Dharmodgata in the narrative, which in turn enhanced their authority in the contexts in which they operated. The narrative thus helped to promote the transmission of the text across the cultural boundaries in which the Dharma preacher, as the embodied agent of the Prajñāpāramitā text, played a significant role.
Table of contentsAbstract 1
Keywords 1
1. The Worship of the Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra in Early Mahāyāna Buddhism and the Narrative of Seeking Prajñāpāramitā 1
2. The Narrative of Sadāprarudita and Emperor Wu’s Gold‑Calligraphy Prajñāpāramitā 5
3. The Narrative and Master Huisi’s Vow to Create the Gold‑Calligraphy Prajñāpāramitā 10
4. Conclusions 13
Notes 14
References 16
Primary Sources 16
Secondary Sources 16
ISSN20771444 (E)
DOI10.3390/rel14030410
Hits142
Created date2023.10.04
Modified date2023.10.04



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