SV: signature verses

mkapstei at UCHICAGO.EDU mkapstei at UCHICAGO.EDU
Tue Feb 24 23:36:22 UTC 2009

It may be of interest in this connection that,
as I note in my article in 
S. Pollock's Literary Cultures in History,
Sa skya Pandita actually compiled a short 
anthology of such verses that involve the
author's self-praise. It is found in his
nga brgyad ma'i 'grel pa. This may therefore
be a useful source for locating some other 
examples, preserved at least in Tibetan translation.
(All of Sa pan's examples are from Indian
Buddhist works.)

Matthew T. Kapstein
Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies
The University of Chicago Divinity School

Directeur d'études
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris

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