Abhidharmakosha in e-format
vasubandhu at EARTHLINK.NET
Thu Feb 4 00:41:59 UTC 2010
I need to correct my previous post --- the complete Kosa with bhasya is
available, from the same site I mentioned.
There is no index page that I can find, so each chapter has to be accessed
separately. Also it gives a line-for-line interlinear with the two Chinese
translations (Paramartha and Xuanzang), so while good for intertextual work,
distracting if one just wishes to peruse the Sanskrit alone.
Go to http://www.mldc.cn/sanskritweb/resour/etext/abhk1.html
To get the next chapter, change the .../abhk1.html in the address bar to
.../abhk2.html. Then replace the 2 with 3 for the third chapter, and so on,
up to chapter 9.
This is an example of the work being done at Beijing University. The early
chapters were edited/entered by Fan Jingjing, and from the 3rd chapter on by
One tip: Since the webpages were composed in China, browsers default to a
simplified Chinese setting, which scrambles the Sanskrit. Use your browser
setting to set each page to utf-8 unicode. If you are planning to download
these pages to your own computer, if you change the encoding in your browser
to utf-8 BEFORE you download each page they should open properly once
downloaded without having to tamper with encoding settings again.
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