2006 年 55 巻 1 号 p. 486-480,1231
Jiumoluoshi (Kumarajiva) (350-409) of the YaoQin. Dynasty, who is one of the three major translators in Chinese Buddhism, has been actively researched by many researchers. I myself have previously researched the gathas in many sutras which he translated. (A Study of Gathas in Chinese Buddhist Canon: Gathas and their Meter in Indigenous Chinese Scriptures, Bukkyo shigaku kenkyu, 43-1, 2000.) Many scholars have distinguished Jiumoluoshi as translator and as supplementer of the Da Zhidu lun due to certain perceptible contradictions. Some propose another Nagarjuna as editor of the Madhyamakasastra
I study some rhymed gathas of the Da Zhidu lun here. I argue that the possibility that Jiumoluoshi composed part of the gathas in the Da Zhidu lun is high, based on my evaluation of the metre.