Ten Stages Sutra ［十地経］ ( Dashabhūmika-sūtra; Chin Shih-ti-ching; Jūji-kyō): A sutra that deals with the ten stages of development. In the system of the fifty-two stages of bodhisattva practice enumerated in the Jeweled Necklace Sutra, the ten stages of development correspond to the forty-first through the fiftieth stages. The Ten Stages Sutra corresponds to the “Ten Stages” chapter of the Flower Garland Sutra. It is generally thought that in India the Ten Stages Sutra was first produced and later included in the voluminous Flower Garland Sutra when the latter was compiled. The Sanskrit text, a Tibetan translation, and several Chinese translations of the Ten Stages Sutra are extant.