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Subject:Translation from Chinese Blockprints
Posted By: Mike Wed, Oct 09, 2019 IP:

I have these two Chinese Buddhist blockprints and would love to know what the text says.Can anyone kindly provide a translation?

Subject:Re: Translation from Chinese Blockprints
Posted By: I.Nagy Thu, Oct 10, 2019

No.1 Print
An illustrated leaf from the "Sutra of Filial Piety" - an apocryphal sutra compiled in China for exercise in Buddhist apologies.
The translation of the first two lines on the right side,
If someone for the sake of his father and mother used a knife to out his heart and liver,so that the blood flowed and covered the ground, and if he continued this way to do this for hundreds and thousands of kalpas, never once complaining about the pains, that person
still would not have repaid the deep kindness of his parents.

No.2 print,

妙法 - Saddharma - Lotus Sutra
本明比丘 - Benming Bhikku - Monk Benming
極蓮八人金ⅹ金西主 - Utmost Lotus Eight x x?

With regards,

Subject:Re: Translation from Chinese Blockprints
Posted By: Mike Fri, Oct 11, 2019

Many thanks for the translation, much appreciated!

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