Yasutomo Nishi

Yasutomo Nishi
Minobusan University · International Institute for International Nichiren Buddhism

Doctor of Buddhist Studies
I am engaged in the philological study of the Sanskrit and Chinese Lotus Sutra.

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Introduction
I have a philological study of early Mahayana Buddhist texts, particularly the Sanskrit Lotus Sutra, i.e. the Saddharmapuṇḍarīka. My research focuses on deciphering the Saddharmapuṇḍarīka to elucidate the Chinese Lotus Sutra's thought as seen in its formation. Please see my website: A Study of the Sanskrit and Chinese Lotus Sutra, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka: SP, and Myōhō-renge-kyō: https://www.cari-saddharmapundarika.com/, Acamedia.edu: https://min-jp.academia.edu/YasutomoNISHI.
Additional affiliations
December 1997 - August 2022
Rissho Kosei-kai
Position
  • Managing Director
Description
  • See in detail on the website of Chuo Academic Research Institute: http://www.cari.ne.jp/en/. And see in detail on the website of Rissho Kosei-kai International: https://rk-world.org/.
Education
April 1999 - March 2010
Taisho University
Field of study
  • Buddhist Studies

Publications

Publications (37)
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This book is parallel and similarity pādas of early Buddhist texts (Suttanipāta, Dhammapada, Theragāthā and Therīgāthā), Mahāvastu and Lalitavistara. According to Edgerton 1953, the Mahāvastu and the Lalitavistara are the ancient layers of Buddhist literature in the Buddhist hybrid Sanskrit texts. We found many parallel pādas among the early Buddhi...
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Philosophica Mahāyāna Buddhica Monograph Series 6 Kern-Nanjio's Edition Romanized Text I (Chapter 1-3). This study was supported by JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) (KAKENHI) Grant Number JP21K00058 (Fundamental Text for the Clarification of the Problems of the Saddharmapundarika: Towards the Revision of the Kern-Nanjio Edition: https:...
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The text of Saddharmapuṇḍarīka (SP) is witten in a mixture of Middle Indo-Aryan (MIA), Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit, and Classical Sanskrit (Skt.). For this reason, the early version of SP has been thought to be compiled in MIA and then Sanskritized as it was handed down through time. However, there are many objections, and a unified view has not been...
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This book is a serial pāda index and a reverse pāda index of the Mahāvastu based on the edition by Senart, E. 1882. Le Mahāvastu. Philologica Asiatica Monograph Series 20, 22, 23, and 25 Chuo Academic Research Institute of Rissho Kosei-kai has already published a word index and reverse word index to the Mahāvastu.
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This book is a serial pāda index and a reverse pāda index of the Lalitavistara based on the edition by Vaidya, P. L. 1958.
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Although the KN Pāda Index and the Reverse Pāda Index were previously published, we have corrected inadequacies in them for the convenience of comparing the CA and G-N traditions, and have now published the Saddharmapuṇḍarīka Central Asian (Kashgar Manuscript) and Gilgit-Nepalese (Kern-Nanjio’s Edition) Recensions of Transcription in Roman Script P...
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See Japan journal of religious studies’ abstract of Prajñā in the Saddharmapuṇḍarīka.
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The Sanskrit Lotus Sutra, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka (SP) is regarded as one of the earliest examples of Mahayana Buddhist texts. There are three classical Chinese translations of the Lotus Sutra in existence, including Kumārajīva’s translation, Myōhō-renge-kyō (鳩摩羅什『妙法蓮華経』), which is one of the most important sutras in East Asia. It has had a major influe...
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This book is these computer-generated Saddharmapuṇḍarīka reverse word indexes on basis of Kashgar's manuscript (O) of recensions of transcription in Roman script (Th) and (KN) of transcription in Roman script. SP serial word indexes on basis of O of recensions of transcription in Roman script Th and KN of transcription in Roman script (Philosophica...
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The Saddharmapuṇḍarīka (Saddhp) is one of the representative sūtras in Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit. There occur many Middle Indo-Arya (MIA) expressions in the text. There are many different Saddhp manuscripts, which can be generally classified into the Central Asia and the Gilgit-Nepal recensions. I have found so far an example of MIA krīḍāpanaka- / c...
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The word index and the reverse word index to the Vimalakīrtinirdeśa, which are produced based on the Vimalakīrtinirdeśa edited by the Study Group on Buddhist Sanskrit Literature of the Institute for Comprehensive Studies of Buddhism, Taisho University, will play important roles in the study of Buddhism. The indexes in the 2016 edition were produced...
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W. Pruitt pointed at the forward to the 2015 edition that there are many valuable studies on the poems of the Jinåla©kåra, for example, by Gray and by K. R. Norman. The påda index and the word index to the Jinåla©kåra, which are produced exactly based on the Gray’s edition, will play important roles in the study of the poems. In the book of 2015 ed...
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I received a message from William Pruitt in July 2012 in which he gave his ideas for a future project in the last paragraph of the email: “I was in Burma (Myanmar) in May and got a glimpse of several collections of manuscripts there. I’m wondering if there’s a possibility of getting a grant to catalogue the collections that aren’t catalogued and to...
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“Buddhist-Christian Relations in Japan: A Buddhist Perspective.” In ed. Perry Schmidt-Leukel. Buddhist-Christian Relations in Asia, EOS: 263-289.
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This computer-generated word and reverse word indexes are based on the Vimalakīrtinirdeśa edited by the Study Group on Buddhist Sanskrit Literature of the Institute for Comprehensive Studies of Buddhism, Taisho University.
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This computer-generated serial and reverse påda index for Saddharmapuṇḍarīka (= SP) is based on the edition by H. Kern and Bunyiu Nanjio, the Bibliotheca Buddhica X, St.-Pétersbourg, 1908–1912 (= Kn). Although there are some problems to be re-examined, Kn is the first critical edition of SP and has been a standard in the field until now. Indeed, it...
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A Study of Skillful Means Thought on the Saddharmapuṇḍarīka. Doctor of Buddhist Studies’ dissertation

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