SV: Mnemonics in Ancient India

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Tue May 23 11:06:34 UTC 2000

On Sun, 21 May 2000, L.S.Cousins wrote:

> There are a very small number of monks in Burma today who are
> recognized as having memorized the whole Pali Canon. That's more than
> 26M on my hard disk !
> But I have no idea how accurate they are or how much they made use of
> the written texts in learning.

Surely it would be a critically important, not to say interesting,
research issue to answer this question about accuracy, extent, and use of
text, given the general interest in mnemotechnics.

Dominik Wujastyk
Founder, INDOLOGY list.

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