Traces of Gandharan Buddhism: 

An Exhibition of Ancient Buddhist Manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection

Jens Braarvig and Fredrik Liland (eds.)

Oslo 2010
pp. xxxiii + 101.
ISBN 978 82 8034 075 0
Price NOK 399

Table of Contents

PREFACE

Acknowledgements        ix

Foreword, H.H. Somdet Phra Buddhacharya        x

Foreword, Jens Braarvig        xiii

Conventions and abbreviations        xv

INTRODUCTION

Gandhāra        xvii

The Origin of the Manuscripts        xviii

The Scripts        xxi

The Manuscript Project        xxiii

The Schøyen Collection in Context, Jens-Uwe Hartmann        xxvi

On the Importance of the BMSC, Kazunobu Matsuda        xxviii

An Analysis of the Scripts, Lore Sander        xxx

Kharoṣṭhī Manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection, Richard Salomon      xxxiii

THE MANUSCRIPTS

1. Āgama Sūtra

• Caṅgīsūtra        2

• Mahāparinirvāṇasūtra        6

• Andhasūtra, Sūtra on the Three Moral Defects of Devadatta, and Kauvikumārāvadāna        10

• Śikhālasūtra        14

2. Mahāyāna Sūtra

• Aṣṭasāhasrikāprajñāpāramitā        18

• The Mahāyāna Sūtra Manuscript        22

• Vajracchedikāprajñāpāramitā        26

3. Vinaya

• Prātimokṣa-Vibhaṅga        32

• Karmavācanā        38

• On the Qualifications of a Vinayadhara        42

4. Abhidharma

• Śāriputra-Abhidharma        46

• A Commentary on the Mahāsamājasūtra        50

• Fragments of an Early Commentary        52

5. Avadāna

• The Aśoka Legend        58

• Jyotiṣkāvadāna        62

• Avadānaśataka        66

6. Miscellaneous

• A Bactrian Buddhist Manuscript        72

• A Mīmāṃsaka Among the Buddhists        74

• Buddhastotras of Mātṛceṭa        78

• Āryaśūra’s Jātakamālā        82

• An Unusual ye dharmā Formula        86

• A Jar with a Kharoṣṭhī Inscription        88

• A Fragment of a Play        90

• A Copper Scroll Inscription        92

APPENDIX

Bibliography        100

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