Zhi Yao (monk)

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Zhi Yao (Chinese: 支曜; pinyin: Zhī Yào) was a Kushan Buddhist monk of Yuezhi ethnicity. He was involved with the translation of Buddhist texts into Chinese around 185 CE. His origin is described in his adopted Chinese surname Zhi,[1] abbreviation of Yuezhi.[2]

Zhi Yao was a student of Lokaksema. He translated the Mahayana text: The Sutra on the Completion of Brightness [3] into Chinese.

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  1. Chinese: ; pinyin: Zhī
  2. Chinese: 月支; pinyin: Yuèzhī
  3. simplified Chinese: 成具光明经; traditional Chinese: 成具光明經; pinyin: Chéngjù guāngmíng jīng

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