Question about the Pitāpūtrasamāgama-sūtra

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Question about the Pitāpūtrasamāgama-sūtra

Post by Lazy Lubber » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:49 pm

Is the Pitāpūtrasamāgama-sūtra, a mahAyAnA sUtra or does it occur in the nikAyas or somewhere else? What is the historically accepted date of this sUtra? Does this sUtra precede nAgArjuna or is it a post-nAgArjuna sUtra?

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Re: Question about the Pitāpūtrasamāgama-sūtra

Post by Aemilius » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:49 pm

There were several schools in the Sravakayana Dharma, each had their own collections or pitakas of scriptures. This sutra is from one of the Agama collections, thus it is certainly an early sutra. i.e. before Nagarjuna. See Agama
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Re: Question about the Pitāpūtrasamāgama-sūtra

Post by ratna » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:21 pm

It's a Mahāyāna Sūtra, from the Ratnakūṭa collection. Western scholars consider it a late Sūtra -- it was translated into Chinese only in 568 CE.

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Re: Question about the Pitāpūtrasamāgama-sūtra

Post by crazy-man » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:41 pm

K 1496 (XLI:702) (T. 320) (H. 312)
(i) Pitāputrasamāgama(sūtra).
(ii) Yab daṅ sras mjal-ba.
(iii) Fu tzu ho chi ching. (20 chüan)

Translation by Jih-ch'eng and Dharmarakṣa: (see K.1488).
(1) cf. K.22(16).
(2). Cases 紫-塞 627-628; carved A.D.1244.
(3) HDJK. (vol.51).
(4) Ono. 9:205c To. 60; P. 760(16) ; Mvy. 1333.
(5) Śikṣ 181.12; ms. extant.
P - Dkon-brtsegs (shi) 1-192a
N - Dkon-brtsegs (ṅa) 80b-336b
D - Dkon-brtsegs (ṅa) 1b-168a
L - Dkon-brtsegs (ṅa) 85a-358a
C - Dkon-brtsegs (ṅa) 1b-193a.
1. Vol. 1252 ch. 1-10紫; Vol. 1253 ch. 11-20 塞. ... k1496.html
Taisho: 父子合集經 (0320_,11)
Sanskrit: ārya-pitāputra-samāgamana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra
Tibetan: 'phags pa yab dang sras mjal ba zhes bya ba theg pa chen po'i mdo
Tripitaka Koreana: K1496->高麗大蔵経研究所
Tibetan:འཕགས་པ་ཡབ་དང་སྲས་མཇལ་བ་ཞེས་བྱ་བ་ཐེག་པ་ཆེན་པོའི་མདོ། ('phags pa yab dang sras mjal ba zhes bya ba theg pa chen po'i mdo)
Sanskrit:आर्य-पितापुत्र-समागमन-नाम-महायान-सूत्र (ārya-pitāputra-samāgamana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra)
Mongolian:qutuγ-tu ečige köbegün ǰolγaγsan neretü yeke kölgen sudur
Chinese:大寶積經 (菩薩見實會) (da bao chi jing (pu sa jian shi hui)) | CBETA etext(s) | SAT etext(s)
Korean:보살견실회(경) (bo sal kkyeon sil hoe ( gyeong ))
Translator(s):Śīlendrabodhi, Jinamitra, Dānaśīla, Ye-shes-sde
Derge (sde dge):(D 60) dkon brtsegs, nga 1b1-168a7 (vol. 42)
Peking (pe cin):(Q 760(16)) dkon brtsegs, zhi 1a1-192a2 (vol. 23, p.139)
Narthang (snar thang):(N 47) dkon brtsegs, nga 80b5-336b3 (vol. 38) | View Source in TBRC
Cone (co ne):(C 1029(16)) dkon brtsegs, nga 1b1-193a4 (vol. 86)
Lhasa (lha sa):(H 60) dkon brtsegs, nga 85a5-358a7 (vol. 38)

English Resources
Author:Conze, Edward
Publ. Date:1954
Publ. Details:in Buddhist Texts Through the Ages. Oxford: Bruno Cassirer, sel. 154, p. 164-166

German Resources
Author:Conze, Edward
Publ. Date:1957
Publ. Details:in Im Zeichen Buddhas: Buddhistische Texte. (Marianne Winder, tr.) Frankfurt a.M.; Hamburg: Fischer Bucherei, 1957 (Bucher des Wissens 144). [Translation of Conze, Buddhist Texts Through the Ages.] ... ll=kangyur

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