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The Interpretation of the Buddha Land


This fourth-century commentary on the Buddhabhūmi-sūtra is one of the earliest texts of the Yogācāra (Mind-Only or Consciousness-Only) tradition.

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Taishō 1530

Volume 26

The Interpretation of the Buddha Land is a commentary on the Buddhabhūmi-sūtra. It takes as its subject the final stages of the transition from bodhisattva to buddha. The bodhisattva’s progress is divided into various stages, the tenth and final one of which is called the ‘“stage of a buddha” (buddhabhūmi).

In structure, The Interpretation of the Buddha Land presents its contents in three sections, a format which was widely adopted and served as a model for later commentaries on other sūtras.

Skt. *Buddhabhūmisūtra-śāstra by Bandhuprabha et al. Translated into the Chinese by Xuan-Zang as Fodijing lun (佛地經論). 7 fascicles.

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Dimensions10 × 6.5 × 1 in
Publishing Date2002
TranslatorJohn P. Keenan