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Dàoxuān (Chinese: 道宣; Wade-Giles: Tao-hsüan; CE 596-667) was the Chinese Buddhist monk and patriarch of the Vinaya school, who wrote both the Continued Biographies of Eminent Monks (續高僧傳 Xù gāosēng zhuàn) and Standard Design for Buddhist Temple Construction. In legends he is attributed with the transmission of the Buddha relic Daoxuans tooth, one of the four tooth relics enshrined in the capital of Chang'an during the Tang dynasty. He is said to have received the relic during a night visit from a divinity associated with Indra. [1]


  1. ^ Strong 2007, p. 187.

Further reading[edit]

  • Chen Jinhua (2002). An Alternative View of the Meditation Tradition in China: Meditation in the Life and Works of Daoxuan (596-667), T'oung Pao, Second Series, Vol. 88, 4/5, 332-395
  • Kenney, E. (2002). Dreams in Further Biographies of Eminent Monks (續高僧傳), Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies 51 (1), 18-21