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The evolution of the Buddhist rakṣā genre in the light of new evidence from Gandhāra: The *Manasvi-nāgarāja-sūtra from the Bajaur Collection of Kharoṣṭhī Manuscripts
Author Strauch, Ingo (著)
Source Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies=倫敦大學亞非研究學報
Volumev.77 n.1
Pages63 - 84
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publisher Url
LocationNew York, NY, US [紐約, 紐約州, 美國]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
KeywordBuddhist literature; Dharani texts; Apotropaic texts; Gandhan literature; Mantras; Bajaur Collection of KharosthI Manuscript
AbstractThis article examines the *Manasvi-nāgarāja-sūtra, a unique text in the rakṣā genre of Buddhist literature dating to the early centuries of the common era. In addition to exploring special features of the vocabulary and meaning of this text, the article places the *Manasvi-nāgarāja-sūtra in the wider context of Buddhist textual and ritual practice in the first, second and third centuries CE.
Table of contentsEarly representatives of Buddhist raksd literature 64
The Gandharl *Manasvi-ndgardja-sutra (BajC 3) 67
The effects of the mantra 69
The magical formula (vidydrdjay mantra) 74
Summary 81
Bibliography 82
ISSN0041977X (P); 14740699 (E)
Created date2021.12.28
Modified date2021.12.28

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