AW: Buddhacarita 1,1-7 and 25-40

Philipp Maas phmaas at ARCOR.DE
Fri Feb 8 11:16:53 UTC 2008

Claus Vogel, "On the first Canto of A"'s Buddhacarita", in
Indo-Iranian Journal IX,4 (1966), p. 267, fn.5: "What remains of the
original Buddhacarita is preserved in a single palm-leaf manuscript (A)
dating c. 1300 and once consisting of 55 folios (up to xiv, 31), the first,
third, seventh, and eight being no longer extant. The Cambridge and Paris
manuscripts (C, D, P) are merely copies of a revised and augmented
transcript (beta) made in 1830 by Am.rtaananda, the Residency pundit of
Kathmandu, directly from A. ."

Philipp Maas

> -----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Indology [mailto:INDOLOGY at]Im Auftrag von Christophe
> Vielle
> Gesendet: Freitag, 8. Februar 2008 11:59
> Betreff: Buddhacarita 1,1-7 and 25-40
> [the title of this subject is borrowed from Michael Hahn's artice in
> IIJ 17, 1975]
> Dear colleagues,
> both in the electronic version by members of the Sanskrit Buddhist
> Input Project (available through GRETIL) and in Irma Schotsman's
> "edition" (Bibliotheca Indo-Tibetica Series, 1995) of A/'s
> work, the missing portion of the Sanskrit text of the Buddhacarita is
> fully completed in the same manner. These conjectures are partly
> based on Johnston's ones (at least for vv. 1-7, given in the
> footnotes of his translation). But who is the author of this full
> restaured text ? And is this conjectural text a "serious "
> reconstruction based on the Tibetan translation ? Thank you for your
> comments,
> Christophe Vielle

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