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RZ-50327-05
British Library/University of Washington Early Buddhist Manuscript Project
Richard Salomon, University of Washington

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Two Ga¯ndha¯ri¯ Manuscripts of the Songs of Lake Anavatapta (Anavatapta-ga¯tha¯): British Library Kharos?t?hi¯ Fragment 1 and Senior Scroll 14 (Book)
Title: Two Ga¯ndha¯ri¯ Manuscripts of the Songs of Lake Anavatapta (Anavatapta-ga¯tha¯): British Library Kharos?t?hi¯ Fragment 1 and Senior Scroll 14
Author: Andrew Glass
Author: Richard Salomon
Abstract: This fifth volume in the Gandharan Buddhist Texts series (GBT) presents two fragmentary manuscripts of the poem "Songs of Lake Anavatapta." Previously known from versions in Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, and Chinese, the two recently discovered Gandhari-language versions confirm the poem's popularity in the ancient Buddhist world. The "Songs of Lake Anavatapta" consists of a series of narrations by the Buddha's foremost disciples (and finally by the Buddha himself) in which each reveals his own complex karmic history over many past lives and explains how, as a result of good deeds, he has come to be an enlightened disciple of the Buddha. An important theme is the complexity of karma, whereby not only the enlightened beings but even the Buddha himself suffer the effects of remnants of bad karma from evil deeds long-ago.
Year: 2008
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/two-gandhari-manuscripts-of-the-songs-of-lake-anavatapta-anavatapta-gatha-british-library-kharosthi-fragment-1-and-senior-scroll-14/oclc/844327762&referer=brief_results
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Secondary URL: http://www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/SALTWO.html
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Access Model: Book
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780295989051
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Gandharan Avadanas: British Library Kharosthi Fragments 1-3 and 21 and Supplementary Fragments A-C (Book)
Title: Gandharan Avadanas: British Library Kharosthi Fragments 1-3 and 21 and Supplementary Fragments A-C
Author: Timothy Lenz
Abstract: The Gandharan Buddhist Texts series presents editions, translations, and studies of the British Library’s unique collection of Buddhist manuscripts in the Gandhari language, dating from the first century AD. Gandharan Avadanas features editions and studies of five fragmentary scrolls containing collections of avadanas, or edifying stories. The manuscript fragments presented here comprise twenty-one avadanas that briefly summarize stories, typically furnishing no more than a title, identification of the main character, and minimal reference to the plot. Presumably, these summaries would have served as memory prompts for the intended reader, perhaps the scribe himself, who would already have been familiar with the avadanas. The newly discovered Gandharan avadanas differ from those popular in other Buddhist literatures in their lack of explicit reference to underlying karmic causes and also in addressing a broader array of themes such as the inevitable disappearance of the dharma, the pitfalls of samsaric existence, and the history of the first Buddhist council after the Buddha’s nirvana.
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/gandharan-avadanas-british-library-kharosthi-fragments-1-3-and-21-and-supplementary-fragments-a-c/oclc/463454556&referer=brief_results
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Secondary URL: http://www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/LENGAN.html
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Access Model: Book
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780295990132
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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