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An unromantic approach: Dhyānagupta’s (aka Jñānagupta) Fo-benxing-ji-jing

Deeg, Max ORCID: 2022. An unromantic approach: Dhyānagupta’s (aka Jñānagupta) Fo-benxing-ji-jing. Konczak-Nagel, Ines, Hiyama, Satomi and Klein, Astrid, eds. Connecting the Art, Literature, and Religion of South and Central Asia – Studies in Honour of Monika Zin, Vol. 1. Delhi: Dev Publishers & Contributors, pp. 61-71.

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This article discusses certain aspects of the Buddha biography Fo benxing ji jing (aka Abhinishkramana-sutra or 'The Romantic Legend') translated into Chinese by Dhyānagupta’s (aka Jñānagupta) in the second half of the 6th century. It is argued that the text reflects regional features of Gandharan origin. A new attempt to reconstruct the Indic form of the translator's name is undertaken in the light of the the translator's Gandharan origin.

Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Publisher: Dev Publishers & Contributors
ISBN: 9789387496736
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2023 11:30

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