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The Satyasiddhi (Ch.: Ch'eng Shih Tsung; Pinyin: Cheng Shi Zong or Chengshizong; Jp.:Jōjitsu-shu; 成實宗) school of Buddhism is based on the text known as the Satyasiddhi-Shastra (成實論; Ch.: Ch'eng Shih Lun; Jp.: Jōjitsu-ron), authored by the Indian master Harivarman. This treatise possibly arose during the first half of the fourth century, reaching the modern days through its Chinese translation only, by Kumarajiva.

Its main initial expounders in China were called the "Three Great Masters of the Liang Dynasty": Seng-min (僧旻) (467–527 AD), Chih-tsang (智蔵) (458–522 AD) e Fa-yun (法雲) (467–529 AD). The three of them in turn received instructions in this treatise from the monk Hui-tz'u (慧次) (434–490 AD). The three of them also possibly influenced the writing of the Sangyō Gisho, a sutra commentary supposedly authored by Prince Shōtoku.

It was supposedly introduced to Japan as Jōjitsu in 625.

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  • Rahder, Johannes. "Harivarman's Satyasiddhi-sastra". Philosophy East & West, V. 5 (January, 1956) p. 348.
  • Takakusu, Junjiro. "The Essentials of buddhist philosophy". Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 2002, pg. 74 ISBN 81-208-1592-0
  • Shih, Chang-Qing. "The two truths in chinese buddhism". Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 2004, pg 284 ISBN 81-208-2035-5