Shurangama Sutra: Text, Commentaries, and Articles

Da Fo Ding Shou Leng Yan Jing
(Taisho Tripitaka, No. 945)
Compiled by Ron Epstein
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Sutra Text

Shurangama Sutra in Chinese, Version I (Chinese browser necessary)
Shurangama Sutra in Chinese, Version II (Chinese browser necessary)
Shurangama Sutra in Chinese, Version III (Chinese browser necessary)
Shurangama Sutra in Chinese, Version IV (Chinese browser necessary)
Buddhist Text Translation Society's Draft English Translation of the Shurangama Sutra:
(Note: The Budhist Text Translation Society has kindly made this draft translation available for the use of students in my "Buddhist Tradition" class, because no edition of the text of the Sutra only is currently in print. Please forward all corrections of the translation to me or to the Buddhist Text Translation Society. The page numbers in the text refer to the pages in the eight volume first edition of the Sutra and commentary.)
Volume One, Part One
Volume One, Part Two
Volume Two
Volume Three, Part One
Volume Three, Part Two
Volume Four, Part One
Volume Four, Part Two
Volume Five, Part One
Volume Five, Part Two
Volume Six
Volume Seven, Part One
Volume Seven, Part Two
Volume Eight, Part One
Volume Eight, Part Two
Volume Eight, Part Three
Volume Eight, Part Four
Volume Eight, Part Five
Comment on the Sutra and Mantra by the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua
"The Shurangama Mantra--The Efficacious Language of Heaven and Earth" by the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua
"A Sure Sign of the Proper Dharma: the Shurangama Sutra" by the Venerable Master [Hsuan] Hua
"The Shurangama Sutra Is Definitely Authentic" by the Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua
Other Articles and Essays

Selections from ·«ÄY¸g ºÃ°°¤§¬ã¨s  (Research on Authenticity of Surangama-Sutra) by  ³¯¥ÑÙy (Chen Yo Bin), M.A. Thesis, Institute of Oriental Humanities, Huafan University, Shih Tin, Taipei Hien, Taiwan, 1998:

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English Summary
English Conclusions
"Ananda's Search for the Mind in Seven Locations" by Ron Epstein. Vajra Bodhi Sea: A Monthly Journal of Orthodox Buddhism, March, 1975, pp. 17-23.

"Foreword" by Ronald Epstein. The Fifty Skandha-Demon States: A Simple Explanation by the Venerable Master Hsüan Hua. The Shurangama Sutra, Volume VIII, pp. vii-ix. Burlingame, CA: Buddhist Text Translation Society, 1996. Chinese translation (Chinese browser necessary).

"The Shurangama Sutra: a Reappraisal of Its Authenticity" by Ronald Epstein

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