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The Gandhāran Buddhist texts are the oldest Buddhist manuscripts yet discovered, dating from about the 1st century CE. They represent the literature of Gandharan Buddhism from the present day . – Ancient Buddhist Scrolls from Gandhara: The British Library Kharosthi Fragments, by Richard Salomon, F. Raymond. Ancient Buddhist Scrolls from Gandhara has 6 ratings and 2 reviews. Ihor said: Книга буде цікава усім історикам буддизму, релігієзнавцям, археологам та л. Ancient Buddhist Scrolls from Gandhara- As the Dead Sea scrolls have changed our understanding of Judaism and early Christianity, so a set.

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Despite abundant archeological evidence of Gandhara’s thriving culture, until now there has been virtually no documentary evidence of its literary and religious canon.

This is an budxhist text and as the author indicates, was intended to provide the public with some level of access to the discovery and initial findings, with the full knowledge that the information would be preliminary and limited at best.

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However be assured that it also contains an abundance of valuable and intriguing information about early Buddhism and Indian history and society in general. Mohsin Shakil marked it as to-read Mar 08, The manuscripts and pots come from a region known in ancient times as Gandhara, corresponding to modern northern Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan.


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For more information go to the Early Buddhist Manuscript Project web site at vuddhist Set up a giveaway. Dating from around the beginning of the Christian era, the scrolls are probably the oldest Buddhist manuscripts ever discovered.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. It provides a detailed description of the manuscripts and a survey of their contents, along with a preliminary evaluation of their significance.

The texts which it reports and details are also likely to furnish us the most objective insight we will scrollx get into the nature and sociology of the place and time in which Buddhism was conceived and first flourished.

The Senior collection was bought by Robert Senior, a British collector. It consists almost entirely of canonical sutras, and, like the British Library collection, was written on birch bark and stored in clay jars. Genesis marked it as to-read Aug 27, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

It was split on arrival and some parts are now in a Western collection, while others went to a Government agency and yet other parts may still be with the private owner. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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For more information go to the Early Buddhist Manuscript Project web site at http: Get to Know Us. The fragmentary birch bark scrolls, which were found inside one of a set of inscribed clay pots, are written in the Gandhari P As the Dead Sea scrolls have changed our understanding of Judaism and early Christianity, so a set of twenty-nine scrolls recently acquired by the British Library promise to provide a window into a crucial phase of the history of Buddhism in India.


Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter. No eBook available Amazon. Gandhara was also a principal point of contact between India and the Western world.

Gandhāran Buddhist texts

Councils 1st Council 2nd Council 3rd Council 4th Council. They are thought to have been found in western Pakistanthe location of Gandharaburied in ancient monasteries. Book in Series, Gandharan Buddhist Texts”.

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