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The Ten Grounds Sutra (Trilingual)

(Trilingual Chinese-English-Sanskrit Edition)


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The Ten Grounds Sutra - Trilingual

Trilingual Chinese-English-Sanskrit Edition

The Daśabhūmika Sūtra

"The Ten Grounds Sutra" (Trilingual) is an annotated English Translation by Bhikshu Dharmamitra of Tripitaka Master Kumārajīva’s circa 410 ce Sanskrit-to-Chinese translation of the Daśabhūmika Sūtra. This sutra describes in great detail the ten highest levels of bodhisattva practice on the path to buddhahood.

This trilingual edition (English / Chinese / Sanskrit) includes the facing-page simplified (Qianlong Zang) and traditional (Taisho) Chinese texts along with the entire appended P. L. Vaidya Sanskrit text. The Sanskrit section headings are inset in the texts in all three languages to facilitate close comparative study and easy mutual correlation.

This edition of the English translation includes: List of Abbreviations; General Table of Contents; Directory to Chapter Subsections (8 pages, closely outlined); Endnotes (300+); Variant Readings from Other Chinese Editions; and Bibliography.


"Bhikshu Dharmamitra's poetic and astute translation of the Ten Grounds Sutra opens the door for English speakers to enter the inspiring and compassionate world of bodhisattvas, the extraordinary beings who will become buddhas. In today's world, people so often succumb to despair and discouragement, but when we read the deeds of the bodhisattvas who train their minds and hearts in wisdom and compassion, our hearts soar with inspiration and optimism. We too have the buddha potential and can contribute to the welfare of others as they do. This very readable translations enables us to contact an ancient text that holds modern truths. It's a must read for all spiritual seekers." -- Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron.


This special "Trilingual Chinese-English-Sanskrit Edition" includes facing-page simplified (Qianlong Zang) and traditional (Taisho) Chinese scripts. For the "English-Only Edition," Click Here.

690 pages, paper, 6" x 9"

ISBN: 9781935413110


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