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Dharmagupta( - d. 619)
達摩笈多

Dharmagupta. (C. Damojiduo; J. Darumagyüta; K. Talmagüpta 達摩笈多) (d. 619). A South Indian monk-translator who traveled to China during the Sui dynasty; sometimes known by his abbreviated name Jiduo. Arriving in the Chinese Capital of Chang'an in 590, he set to translating several scriptures into Chinese, including sūtras on the buddha Bhaiṣajyaguru, one of the later recensions of the Saddharmapuṇḍarīkasūtra, which he cotranslated with Jñānagupta, and Vasubandhu's commentary on the Vajracchedikāprajñāpāramitāsūtra. Some ten different translations are attributed to him. He should be distinguished from the Dharmagupta (c. third century BCE) who was the eponymous founder of the Dharmaguptaka school. (Source: "Dharmagupta." In The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism, 245. Princeton University Press, 2014. http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt46n41q.27.)

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