Di lun zong

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Di lun zong (地論宗), aka Daśabhūmikā school, was a lineage of Buddhist scholars who studied the Di lun, a commentary on the Daśabhūmikasūtra.[1]

This school is considered one of the earliest traditions indigenous to Chinese Buddhism.[1] The school is based on the India Yogacara and tathagatagarbha traditions.[1]

Bodhiruci is regarded as the patriarch of this school, which was the forerunner of the Huayan school.[2]

The name Di lun is an abbreviation of Shidijing lun (Skt. Daśabhūmivyākhyāna), which is the full name of the commentary on the Daśabhūmikasūtra.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Buswell & Lopez 2014, s.v. Di lun zong.
  2. "Bodhiruci, Overview". Oxford Reference. Retrieved 25 June 2022.