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Gunabhadra
求那跋陀羅 (394–468) (Skt; Jpn Gunabaddara)

    A monk of central India and a translator of Buddhist scriptures into Chinese. He was born to a Brahman family, but converted to Buddhism. He first studied the Hinayana teachings and later studied the Mahayana. In 435 he went to China by sea, where he devoted himself to teaching and translating Buddhist scriptures. He translated a total of 52 scriptures in 134 volumes, including the Miscellaneous Agama Sutra, the Shrimala Sutra, and the Buddha Infinite Life Sutra.

Gunabhadra (394–468) Chinese: 求那跋陀羅; pinyin: Qiúnàbátuóluó; Wade–Giles: Ch'iu-na-pa-t'o-lo was a monk of Mahayana Buddhism from Magadha, India. He travelled to China by sea with Gunavarma in 435. They were both treated as honored guests by Emperor Wen, the ruler of South China at the time. In China, he translated one of the key texts of Mahayana Buddhism, the Lankavatara Sutra, from Sanskrit to Chinese. He continued to be active in other translations and preaching.

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