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闍那崛多 (523–c. 600) (Skt; Jpn Janakutta)
A monk of Gandhara in northwestern India who went to Ch'ang-an in China around the mid-sixth century and engaged in the translation of Buddhist scriptures under the patronage of the emperor. In 575 he went to [[Wikipedia:Central Asia|Central Asia]] in search of Buddhist scriptures and returned to Ch'ang-an with 260 Sanskrit texts. In the period of the Sui dynasty (581-618), he lived at Ta-hsing-shan-ssu temple at Ch'ang-an where he continued his translation efforts. He collaborated with Dharmagupta on a Chinese translation of the Lotus Sutra titled the Supplemented Lotus Sutra of the Wonderful Law. Altogether, Jnanagupta is credited with the translation of 37 works in 176 volumes that include the above-mentioned Chinese version of the Lotus Sutra, the Sutra of the Collected Stories of the Buddha's Deeds in Past Lives, and the Origin of the World Sutra. Jnanagupta; He translated the Lotus Sutra in A.D. 601, jointly with Dharmagupta.