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Long Agama Sutra

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 Long Agama Sutra
長阿含経 (Chin Ch’ang-a-han-ching; Jpn Jo-agon-gyo )

    One of the four Chinese Agama sutras. The other three are the Medium-Length Agama Sutra, the Miscellaneous Agama Sutra, and the Increasing by One Agama Sutra. Translated into Chinese by Buddhayashas and Chu Fo-nien of the Later Ch'in dynasty (384-417) of China, the Long Agama Sutra consists of thirty sutras, each of which is relatively lengthy. The Long Agama Sutra in its entirety corresponds to the Pali text Digha-nikaya, one of the five Agamas of the Pali canon, which contains thirty-four long sutras. The Sutra of Preaching Travels, one of the thirty sutras in the Long Agama Sutra, describes Shakyamuni Buddha's travels during the year preceding his death. This sutra corresponds to the Pali text Mahaparinibbana-suttanta, or the Pali Nirvana Sutra. The Description of the World Sutra, the last of the thirty sutras, explains Buddhist cosmology.

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