Dasheng qixin lun

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Dasheng qixin lun (*Mahāyāna-śraddhotpādaśāstra; C. 大乘起信論), aka Treatise on the Awakening of Faith According to the Mahāyāna, is one of the most influential texts within East Asian Buddhism.[1]

Though attributed to the Indian scholar Aśvaghoṣa, it is now widely regarded by scholars as a Chinese composition.[1][2]

The earliest translation is attributed to Paramārtha; thought some scholars suspect that Paramārtha might have been the actual author of the text.[1]

Further reading


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Buswell & Lopez 2014, s.v. Dasheng qixin lun.
  2. Hsieh, Ding-Hwa (2004). "Awakening Of Faith (Dasheng Qixin Lun)". In Buswell, Robert E. Encyclopedia of Buddhism. 1. New York: MacMillan Reference USA. pp. 38–9. ISBN 0-02-865719-5.