Zhi Yao

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Zhi Yao (Chinese: 支曜; pinyin: Zhī Yào) was a Kushan Buddhist monk from modern-day Kabul, Afghanistan of Yuezhi ethnicity. He was involved with the translation of Buddhist texts into Chinese around 185 CE. His origin is described in his adopted Chinese surname Zhi,[1] abbreviation of Yuezhi.[2]

Zhi Yao was a student of Lokaksema. He translated the Mahayana text: The Sutra on the Completion of Brightness [3] into Chinese.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Chinese: ; pinyin: Zhī
  2. ^ Chinese: 月支; pinyin: Yuèzhī
  3. ^ simplified Chinese: 成具光明经; traditional Chinese: 成具光明經; pinyin: Chéngjù guāngmíng jīng

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]