Sengrui (僧睿; 371–438 AD) was a Buddhist monk and scholar.[1] He was born in what is now Henan. He became a monk at age 18, traveling extensively from age 24, meeting among others Dao An.[2]

He ended up in Changan, where he took part in Kumarajiva's translation project. Sengrui wrote the introduction to Kumarajiva's translation of the Lotus Sutra.[3] In fact, he is generally seen as one of four Kumarajiva's principal disciples.[4]


  1. ^ Kumar, Yukteshwar (2005), A History of Sino-Indian Relations: 1st Century A.D. to 7th Century A.D, APH Pub., p.111
  2. ^ Kumar (2005), p.111
  3. ^ Lai, Whalen (1991). "Tao Sheng's Theory of Sudden Enlightenment Re-examined". In Peter N. Gregory. Sudden and Gradual. Approaches to Enlightenment in Chinese Thought. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Limited. p. 180
  4. ^ Buswell, Robert Jr; Lopez, Donald S. Jr., eds. (2013). Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. p. 453. ISBN 9780691157863.