Foreword, by Stephen F. Teiser Foreword to the 1976 Edition, by Wm. Theodore de Bary Preface Roll One 1. Introduction 2. Expedient Devices Roll Two 3. Parable 4. Belief and Understanding Roll Three 5. Medicinal Herbs 6. Bestowal of Prophecy 7. Parable of the Conjured City Roll Four 8. Receipt of Prophecy by Five Hundred Disciples 9. Prophecies Conferred on Learners and Adepts 10. Preachers of Dharma 11. Apparition of the Jeweled Stupa Roll Five 12. Devadatta 13. Fortitude 14. Comfortable Conduct 15. Welling up out of the Earth Roll Six 16. The Life Span of the Thus Come One 17. Discrimination of Merits 18. The Merits of Appropriate Joy 19. The Merits of the Dharma Preacher Roll Seven 20. The Bodhisattva Never Disparaging 21. The Supernatural Powers of the Thus Come One 22. Entrustment 23. The Former Affairs of the Bodhisattva Medicine King 24. The Bodhisattva Fine Sound Roll Eight 25. The Gateway to Everywhere of the Bodhisattva He Who Observes the Sounds of the World 26. Dharani 27. The Former Affairs of the King Fine Adornment 28. The Encouragements of the Bodhisattva Universally Worthy Glossary Notes on the Sanskrit Text Index
The translation scholars have preferred for decades.
Leon Hurvitz (1923-1992) was professor in the Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia. He spent time as a translator and interpreter and later studied in Japan during the occupation, specializing in early Chinese Buddhism.Stephen F. Teiser is D. T. Suzuki Professor in Buddhist Studies at Princeton University. His research focuses on the interaction between Buddhism and Chinese forms of religion. His book Reinventing the Wheel: Paintings of Rebirth in Medieval Buddhist Temples received the Stanislas Julien Prize from the Institut de France.