Sutra of the Buddha Speaks the Buddhas' Names

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Inge
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Sutra of the Buddha Speaks the Buddhas' Names

Post by Inge » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:59 am

Hi.

I wish to study the Sutra of the Buddha Speaks the Buddhas' Names, but can't find it anywhere.

Do you know if this sutra has been translated into english?
Do you know the chinese title for this sutra?
Is it available online?

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Re: Sutra of the Buddha Speaks the Buddhas' Names

Post by eijo » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:47 pm

Inge wrote:Hi.

I wish to study the Sutra of the Buddha Speaks the Buddhas' Names, but can't find it anywhere.

Do you know if this sutra has been translated into english?
Do you know the chinese title for this sutra?
Is it available online?
The Chinese title is 佛說佛名經 Foshuo Foming-jing. It is T 440 (Bodhiruci translation, 12 juan, http://www.cbeta.org/result/T14/T14n0440.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) and 441 (unknown translator, 30 juan, http://www.cbeta.org/result/T14/T14n0441.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;).

I don't know of a published Western language translation, and the bulk (it is long) is a list of names of buddhas.

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Re: Sutra of the Buddha Speaks the Buddhas' Names

Post by Inge » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:32 am

Thank you eijo.

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Re: Sutra of the Buddha Speaks the Buddhas' Names

Post by Aemilius » Thu May 06, 2010 2:34 pm

Is it a similar list of names of buddhas that you find in the Mahavastu? In Mahavastu there is a list of 500 Buddhas, Mahavastu is available in english, (the names are in sanskrit).
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