Text: T1483; 佛說目連問戒律中五百輕重事; 佛說目連問戒律中五百輕重事經


Identifier T1483 [T]
Title 佛說目連問戒律中五百輕重事經; 佛說目連問戒律中五百輕重事 [T]
Date 東晉 [T]
Translator 譯 Anonymous (China), 失譯, 闕譯, 未詳撰者, 未詳作者, 不載譯人 [T]

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[T]  T = CBETA [Chinese Buddhist Electronic Text Association]. Taishō shinshū daizōkyō 大正新脩大藏經. Edited by Takakusu Junjirō 高楠順次郎 and Watanabe Kaigyoku 渡邊海旭. Tokyo: Taishō shinshū daizōkyō kankōkai/Daizō shuppan, 1924-1932. CBReader v 5.0, 2014.

Entry author: Michael Radich



[Funayama 2006]  Funayama Tōru 船山徹. "Masquerading as Translation: Examples of Chinese Lectures by Indian Scholar-Monks in the Six Dynasties Period," Asia Major 19, no. 1-2 (2006): 39-55. — 42-44

Funayama concludes that Taishō 1483, Mulian wen jielüzhong wubai qingzhong shi (jing) 目連問戒律中五百輕重事(經) ([Scripture of] Maudgalyāyana’s Questions about Five Hundred Light and Heavy Sins in Monastic Discipline) is an apocryphon based on a text composed much earlier (the Wubei wenshi jing). Funayama states that “the first facile and the epilogue” were later additions, intended to give the text the appearance of a sūtra. However, the body of the text is “basically identical” to the text of the Wubai wenshi jing. Thus, he argues that most of T1483 can safely be recognised as a record of Vimalākṣa’s lecture. [Cf. Funayama's earlier study dedicated to this problem (1998)].

Entry author: Michael Radich