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Jñānagupta (C. shenajueduo 闍那崛多) was an Indian monk from Gandhara who travelled to China around 559, during the reign of the Sui dynasty.[1] He subsequently translated many Indian Buddhist texts into the Chinese language. About 35 of his translations are still extant and are included in the Chinese Canon.[1]

Jñānagupta's translation of the Lotus Sutra included sections that did not appear in an earlier translation by Kumarajiva.[1] He also translated the Vimalakirti Sutra and other texts.[1]


Further reading

  • Jñānagupta (Wikipedia)
  • Kalhan's Rajtarangini. The Saga of the Kings of Kashmir, translation by R S Pandit. Published by Sahitya Akademi, Appendix D page 731