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Sanskrit Manuscripts : Avadānaśataka


Sanskrit Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'> The <i>Avadānaśataka</i> is an ancient collection of Buddhist legends, its first redaction dating to the first centuries of the CE. It was translated into Chinese and Tibetan during the first millennium CE, gaining large popularity across Asia. This Nepalese incomplete palm-leaf manuscript contains the beginning of the <i>Dharmapālāvadāna</i>, the thirty-third story in the collection. These two folios are part of a bundle of nine folios possibly from four different manuscripts, containing parts of five stories from the <i>Avadānaśataka</i>. They were used by Speyer for his edition of the <i>Avadānaśataka</i> and were given the siglum F. </p>

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