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Jñānagupta(523 - 600)

Jñānagupta. (C. Shenajueduo; J. Janakutta; K . Sanagulta 闍那崛多) (523-600). Indian monk from Gandhāra, who arrived in China around 559 and became a prolific translator of Indian materials into Chinese; some thirty-five of his translations are still extant and preserved in the Chinese canon (Dazangjing ). He is perhaps best known for his retranslation of the Saddharmapuṇḍarīkasūtra ("Lotus Sūtra"), which included portions of the scripture that did not appear in Kumārajīva's pioneering translation made two centuries before, especially the important "Chapter on Devadatta." He also translated the Adhyāśayasañcodana, the Vimalakīrtinirdeśa, the Abhiniṣkramaṇasūtra (a possible translation of the Mahāvastu), and several dhāraṇī sūtras. (Source: "Jñānagupta." In The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism, 396. Princeton University Press, 2014. http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt46n41q.27.)

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