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Expansion, Compilation, Abbreviation: Some Thoughts on the Construction of Buddhist Texts
Author Salomon, Richard (著)
Source Journal of Indian Philosophy
Volumev.50 n.4
Pages501 - 521
Publisher Url
LocationBerlin, Germany [柏林, 德國]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
NoteRichard Salomon, University of Washington, Washington, USA.
KeywordAnavatapta-gāthā; Bahubuddhaka-sūtra; Gāndhārī; Mahāvastu; Rhinoceros (Horn) Sūtra; Samādhirāja-sūtra; Suttanipāta; Udānavarga
AbstractStudies of the form and textual history of various Buddhist texts show that they tend to undergo three types of developmental processes. First, some texts, especially verse compilations, are expanded by the insertion of pattern variants, sometimes at great length. Second, shorter texts such as sūtras are prone to be absorbed into larger compilations and thus lose their status as independent texts. Third, voluminous texts sometimes come to be represented in manuscripts in abbreviated forms, for example containing only the first text unit, which are evidently considered to sufficiently represent the entirety of the text. These patterns are discussed with reference to texts such as the Udānavarga, Anavatapta-gāthā, and Mahāvastu, and on the basis of evidence from Sanskrit and Gāndhārī manuscripts.
Table of contentsAbstract 501
General Observations on the Nature of “text” and buddhavacana 501
Expansion 503
Example a: The Rhinoceros (Horn) Sūtra 503
Example b: The Udānavarga and Cognate Texts. More on Pattern Variation and Expansion 505
A Closer Look Inside the Udānavarga 508
Compilation 514
Abbreviation: A Part for the Whole 517
Concluding Remark 519
References 520
ISSN00221791 (P); 15730395 (E)
Created date2023.06.30
Modified date2023.06.30

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