Sutra of Forty-two Sections ［四十二章経］ (Chin Ssu-shih-erh-chang-ching; Shijūni-shō-kyō): A sutra translated into Chinese in the Yung-p’ing era (c.e. 58–75) of the Later Han dynasty by Kāshyapa Mātanga and Chu Fa-lan. This sutra is said to have been the first Buddhist scripture brought to China and the first translated into Chinese. Some scholars, however, maintain that it was produced in China. Consisting, as its name indicates, of forty-two sections, it explains the fundamental teachings of Buddhism and gives instructions relating to daily practice.