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 +======= Buddhabhadra the Translator Monk - (359-429 CE) =======
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 +Buddhabhadra (359-429 CE) was an Indian [[Buddhist monk]], with the title of [[śramaṇa]].[1] He is most known for his prolific translation efforts of [[Buddhist texts]] from [[Sanskrit]] into [[Chinese]],​ and was responsible for the first Chinese [[translation]] of the [[Avataṃsaka Sūtra]] ([[Flower Ornament Scripture]]) in the 5th century CE.[2]
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 +Buddhabhadra and his Chinese disciple Xuangao are known to have advocated the twin principles of [[samadhi]] (meditative concentration) and [[prajna]] (transcendent [[wisdom]]). These were later inherited by the [[Tiantai school]] of [[Buddhism]],​ and its patriarchs Huisi and [[Zhiyi]]. Buddhabhadra'​s views in turn stemmed from those of [[Buddhasena]]'​s [[Dhyāna school]] in [[wp>​Kashmir]],​ and their meditation manual was translated by Buddhabhadra at behest of [[Huiyuan]],​ the founder of the Chinese tradition of [[Pure Land Buddhism]]. This Indian meditation manual preserved in [[Taisho]] [[Tripitaka]] T618, and is typically called the [[Yogacarabhumi Sutra]] or the [[Dharmatrata Dhyana Sutra]]. This text was later prized by the [[Zen school]] in China, and parts of its [[lineage]] to the Buddha became entangled in sectarian conflicts between factions of [[Chinese Buddhism]].
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 +====== References ======
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 +1. ^ Buddhist records of the Western world
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 +2. ^ [[Cleary, Thomas]]. The [[Flower Ornament Scripture]]:​ a Translation of the [[Avatamsaka Sutra]]. 1984. p. 2
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 +[[Fair Use]] Source: http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Buddhabhadra_%28translator%29 - This page was last modified on 18 June 2011 at 18:41.
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 +====== Categories ======
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 +[[Category: Buddhist biography stubs]]
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 +[[Category:​Indian Buddhists]]
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 +[[Category:​Buddhist translators]]
  
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