Buddhist Stone Sutras in China: Sichuan Province=中國佛教石經：四川省
v.3 Wofoyuan Section C=臥佛院C區
65 - 96
Wiesbaden, Germany [威斯巴登, 德國]
Buddhist Stone Sutras in China
At the Grove of the Reclining Buddha (Wofoyuan 臥 佛院), cave 46 contains, among other texts, an incomplete carving of scrolls 1–2 of the Catalog of All Canonical Scriptures (Zhongjing mulu 眾經目錄; T#2148, 55: 180c–218a; hereafter: Jingtai’s Catalog), composed during the second half of the seventh century by the Monk Jingtai 靜泰 (fl. 660– 666).399 This is one of the most unexpected and intriguing choices made by the persons who selected the 20 sutras and the two spells carved, partly or completely, at this site. From a typological point of view, Jingtai’s Catalog is unlike all the other texts of the Wofoyuan corpus, and prima facie it seems difficult to make sense of its presence. While the interpretation of the ideas that shaped the Wofoyuan project as a whole remains largely speculative in details, it is not difficult to discern a general underlying principle: Sutras, sometimes only engraved in parts, clearly dominate the site.