須利耶蘇摩 (n.d.) (Skt; Jpn Suriyasoma or Shuriyasoma)
A prince of Yarkand who lived in Central Asia in the fourth century and a teacher of Kumarajiva. He instructed Kumarajiva in the Mahayana teachings. According to The Afterword to the Lotus Sutra Translation by Seng-chao, one of Kumarajiva's major disciples, Shuryasoma was well versed in the Mahayana sutras and bequeathed the Lotus Sutra to Kumarajiva, saying: "The sun of the Buddha has set in the west, but its lingering rays shine over the northeast. This text is destined for the northeast. You must make certain that it is transmitted there."