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Mahasudarsanavdana and the Mahasudarsanasutra
By: Hisashi Matsumura

The Mahasudarsanavdana and the Mahasudarsanasutra, Hisashi Matsumura


 
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Author: Hisashi Matsumura
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9788170301431 / 8170301432
Publication Date: 1988

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The Gilgit version of the Mahasudarsavadana was identified by the present writer. The another version of this story is handed down, besides the two in Vinayavastu. It is one episode called Mahasudarsanasutra in the so-called turfan Sanskrit Mahaparinirvanasutra... The present edition is a critical edition incorporating a detailed introduction. The Mahasudarsanavadana in the Gilgit manuscripts, the mahasudarsanasutra in the central Asian manuscripts, the Methodology of presentation of texts, a list of the Mahasudarsana stories, concordance, the Relationship among the manuscripts, the place of the Mahasudarsanasutra in the Dirghagma in conection to the Satasutrakanipata, of the Mahasudarsana text. the two versions of the Mahasudarsana Texts are presented in opposite pages in left pages the Gilgit version and in right pages the Central Asian version. This enables to include in the right pages some new fragments of the Mahasudar-sanasutra which were not available when the Waldschmidt published his text, Appendix one contains the Tibetan- text, Appendix II-The Mahasudarsanasutra in the Bahisajyavastu. Abbreviations, Index, Addendum-a new fragment of the Mahasudarsana text. In the end four charts are included-Chart I The Condition of the Extant Central Asian Manuscripts, Chart-11 Cat. No.399, f.215 and Fragment 3, Chart III Cat.no.367, Fragments 4,5,5,8,9. and Chart IV Relationship between the Maha-sudarsanasutra and the Mahapari-nirvanasutra. CONTENTS: Preface Introduction 1. The Mahasudarsanavadana in the digit Manuscripts 2. The Mahasudarsanasutra in the Central Asian Manuscripts 3. The Methodology of presentation of texts 4. A List of the Mahasudarsana Stories 5. Concordance 6. The Relationship among the manuscripts 7. The place of the Mahasudarsanasutra in the DIrghagama in connection to the Satsutrakanipata 8. The relationship of various versions of the Mahasudarsana text Sanskrit Text Symbols used in the Sanskrit text Text Notes to the Gilgit text Addendum : A new fragment of the Mahasudarsana text
The Mahasudarsanavdana and the Mahasudarsanasutra, Hisashi Matsumura, Sri Satguru Publications, Hardcover, 204 pp, $30.00

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