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The Dharmaguptaka Vinaya, known in Chinese as the Sifen lü 四分律 (Vinaya in four parts), is one of four Vinaya traditions transmitted from India to China. It was translated by Zhu Fonian and Buddhayasas during 410-412 C.E. During the Tang dynasty, it took on added importance as the foundational text of Daoxuan’s Nanshan Vinaya school. Today the Sifen lü represents the living Vinaya tradition in China, having long served as the textual basis in bhiksu and bhiksuni ordinations.

中國佛教的四大戒律傳承都來自印度,《四分律》為其中之一。《四分律》是佛陀耶舍與竺佛念共譯於410–412年,唐朝時隨著道宣法師南山律宗之興起,《四分律》更加重要,如今比丘、比丘尼受戒儀軌仍然以《四分律》為典籍依據。

In 2013, the Bodhi Foundation for Culture and Education began an English translation of the Skandhaka (miscellaneous chapters) section of the Sifen lü. Eric Goodell is one of the translators.

2013年,菩提文教基金會翻譯委員會著手將《四分律》中〈犍度〉譯為英文,Eric Goodell 為其譯者之一。

This project has been made possible by the generous support Puyi Yuan monastery in Taipei and other donors.

經費則為普宜苑以及其他大德慷慨捐助。

The full text of the English translation will be published on this website as it is completed. The latest updates may be found by clicking on Blog above. To view and download completed portions, click on Downloads above.

英譯全文成果將會陸續發表在此網站上,點選上列【最新進度】將連接到最新發表內容,點選【全文下載區】則可閱讀全部內容。

Publishing the translation online not only makes the text available to anyone who is interested, it also provides a way for readers to contribute to the project by sharing comments and corrections.

本翻譯委員會將譯文發表在網路上之目的在於,希望不僅可以方便傳播,並且可以直接得到讀者的指正回應。

2 Responses to About

  1. Bhikkhuni Upekkha says:

    Hello, may I be included in your email list of recipients for research works on Dhamma and Vinaya? Thank You.
    With Appreciation and Metta
    Bhikkhuni Upekkha (释持严合十)

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