Updated and Expanded Mahāratnakūṭa-sūtra Study Sheet

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Updated and Expanded Mahāratnakūṭa-sūtra Study Sheet

Postby Leo Rivers » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:22 am

Mahāratnakūṭa-sūtra is not a single Buddhist work, but a large collection of forty-nine works

see: ‘Treasury’: Chang, Garma C. C., ed. A Treasury of Mahayana Sutras: Selections from the Maharatnakuta Sutra. annotated edition. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2008.

and

Duff, Tony, And The Padma Karpo Translation Committee, Maitreya’s Sutras And Prayer With Commentary By Padma Karpo, Produced, Printed, And Published By Padma Karpo Translation Committee, Nepal, 2013 * (two Maitreya sutras listed below)

as well as

Notes on the Ratnakūṭa Collection by K. Priscilla Pedersen

https://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/ojs ... /8521/2428

and

‘Forest’: Boucher, Daniel. Bodhisattvas of the forest and the formation of the Mahāyāna - A Study and Translation of the Rā1ṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā-sūtra, Institute for the Study of Buddhist Traditions, 2008
‘4-G’: Glass, Andrew. Four Gandhari Samyuktagama Sutras: Senior Kharosthi Fragment 5. Univ of Washington Pr, 2008.
‘Origins’.: Silk, Jonathan A..The Origins and the History of the Mahāratnakūta Tradition of Mahayana Buddhism With a Study of the Ratna rāśi Sutra and Related Materials, Dissertation, University of Michigan. (1994)
‘RH-G’: Glass, Andrew, and Richard Salomon. A Gandhari Version of the Rhinoceros Sutra: British Library Kharosthi Fragment 5B. Univ of Washington Pr, 2001.
Rk.: Ratna Kūta
‘Treasury’: Chang, Garma C. C., ed. A Treasury of Mahayana Sutras: Selections from the Maharatnakuta Sutra. annotated edition. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2008.
‘Ugra’: Nattier, Jan. Few Good Men: The Bodhisattva Path According to the Inquiry of Ugra (Ugrapariprccha). New edition. Univ of Hawaii Pr, 2005.

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Bodhiruchi translated it between 706-713 CE

⁃ Pure Land works (Nos. 5 and 6)
⁃ Correspond to parts of the Mūlasarvāstivādin Vinaya (Nos. 13 and 14),
⁃ Jātakas (Nos. 16, 17, and 38)
⁃ "Hinayana" works (Nos. 29 and 49)
⁃ Correspond to parts of the Prajñāpāramitā (No. 46),

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Sukhāvativyūha (Rk No.4) — Sanskrit original exists


Larger Sukhāvatīvyūha Sūtra Rk No. 5, T. 18 - Lokakṣema translated in 148 CE

Akṣobhyatathāgatasyavyūha Sūtra - Rk No. 6, T. 17 - Lokakṣema translated in 148 CE

Bodhisattvapiṭaka-sūtra (Rk No. 12), , Hsüan-tsang translated

the Rāṣṭrapālapaiṛcchā (Rk No. 18) — Sanskrit original exists

Ugraparipṛcchā Sūtra Rk No. 19, U. - Lokakṣema translated in 148 CE


41 the forty first chapter, An Authoritative Statement Petitioned by Noble Maitreya *

42 the forty second chapter, An Authoritative Statement Concerning Eight Dharmas Petitioned by Maitreya *

the Kāśyapaparivarta (Rk No. 43) — Sanskrit original exists - Lokakṣema translated in 148 CE

the Ratnarāśi-sūtra (Rk No. 44) — Sanskrit original exists

and the Mañjuśrībuddhakṣetraguṇavyūha (Rk No. 46) — Sanskrit original exists





nirdesha = “explanation”
paripṛcchā = “Questions of “N”
vyūha = “manifest power of”



1. Rk No. # : T. - # , TITLE, Trans.
2. Rk No. # : T. - # , TITLE, Trans.
3. Rk No. # : T. - # , TITLE, Trans.
4. Rk No. 4 : T. - # , Sukhāvatī vyūha, Trans.
5. Rk No. 5, T. 18, Amitabha-vyūha aka Larger Sukhāvatīvyūha Sūtra, Lokakṣema.
6. Rk No. 6, T. 17, Akṣobhyatathāgatasyavyūha Sūtra, Lokakṣema.
7. Rk No. # : T. - # , TITLE, Trans.
8. Rk No. # : T. - # , TITLE, Trans.
9. Rk No. # : T. - # , TITLE, Trans.
10. Rk No. 10 : T. 8, Samantamukha-parivarta, Bodhiruci.
11. Rk No. 11 : T. 11, Rashmisamakta-nirdesha, Bodhiruci.
12. Rk No. 12: T. - # , Bodhisattva piṭaka Sūtra, Xuanzang (c. 602–664).
13. Rk No. # : T. - # , TITLE, Trans.
14. Rk No. # : T. - # , TITLE, Trans.
15. Rk No.15 : T.10, Manjusri-buddha-kshetra-guna-vyuha, Bodhiruci.
16. Rk No. # : T. - # , TITLE, Trans.
17. Rk No. # : T. - # , TITLE, Trans.
18. Rk No. 18 : T. - # , Rāṣṭrāpala pari prcchā, Trans.
19. Rk No. 19, U. - # , Ugra paripṛcchā Sūtra, Lokakṣema.
20. Rk No. # : T. - # , Vidyut prapta-prcchā, Trans.
21. Rk No. 21 : T. - # , Bhadra-maya kara-vyakarana, Trans.
22. Rk No. # : T. - # , TITLE, Trans.
23. Rk No. # : T. - # , TITLE, Trans.
24. Rk No. 24 :T. 15. , (Vinaya-vinishcaya) upali-paripṛcchā, Bodhiruci.
25. Rk No. # : T. - # , TITLE, Trans.
26. Rk No. # : T. - # , TITLE, Trans.
27. Rk No. 27 : T. 13 , Surata-paripṛcchā aka “Surata Sūtra”, Bodhiruci.
28. Rk No. # : T. - # , TITLE, Trans.
29. Rk No. # : T. - # , TITLE, Trans.
30. Rk No. 30 : T.14 , Sumati-drika-paripṛcchā, Bodhiruci.
31. Rk No. 31 : T. 3 , Gangottava paripṛcchā, Bodhiruci.
32. Rk No. 32 : T.7 , Ashokadatta-vyakavana, Buddhaśānta.
33. Rk No. 33 : T. 5 , Vimaladatta-paripṛcchā, Nich Taochen.
34. Rk No. # : T. - # , TITLE, Trans.
35. Rk No. # : T. - # , TITLE, Trans.
36. Rk No. # : T. - # , Susthitamati-paripṛcchā, Nich Taochen.
37. Rk No. # : T. - # , TITLE, Trans.
38. Rk No.38 : T.22 , Jnanottara-bodhisattva-paripṛcchā, Nandi.
39. Rk No. 39 : T.12 , Bhadrapala-shresthi paripṛcchā, Divākara.
40. Rk No. # : T. - # , TITLE, Trans.
41. Rk No. 41 : T. - # , Maitreya’s Prayer, Trans (soon, BY PKTC and Lama Tony Duff).
42. Rk No. # : T. - # , TITLE, Trans.
43. Rk No. 43, T. 20, Kāśyapaparivarta Sūtra, Lokakṣema.
44. Rk No. 44 : T.16, Ratna rāśi, Ven. Tao Kung, and then Jonathan Alan Silk (1994).
45. Rk No. 45 : T. - # , Aksayamati-paripṛcchā, Trans.
46. Rk No. # : T. 6, Saptashatika-Prajñāpāramitā, Mandra, see also the “Perfection of Wisdom in 700 Lines” translation by Edward Conze in his Perfect Wisdom: The Short Prajnaparamita Texts (2003).
47. Rk No. # : T. - # , TITLE, Trans.
48. Rk No. # : T. 19 , Śrīmālā-devi-siṃhanāda, Bodhiruci.
49. Rk No. # : T. - # , TITLE, Trans.

4 Early References to these sutras:

Quoted in the Daśabhūmikavibhāṣa as translated by Lokakṣema
⁃ Rk No. 19, U., Ugra paripṛcchā Sūtra
⁃ Rk No. 33 : T. 5 , Vimaladatta-paripṛcchā

Reference to the name of the sutra found in the Daśabhūmikavibhāṣa as translated by Lokakṣema
⁃ Rk No. 43, T. 20, Kāśyapaparivarta Sūtra
⁃ Rk No. 45 : T.-#, Aksayamati-paripṛcchā


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