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Mironov Bronze Bell (Cd)

Mironov, N. D. (1933) The Prajñāpāramitāhṛdayasūtra as an Inscription. Urusvati Journal 3, 73-78. [Text on pg 78]. Online http://emrism.agni-age.net/english/Urusvati/Urusvati_3_73-78.pdf

The inscription was on a bronze bell, some 1.5m tall. It is transcribed without editing, though the article contains a comparison with the edition published by Müller (Ja).

  1. namo bhagavatyai (e?) śriā[r]ya-prajñāpāramit/yai/ evaṃ mayā śrātam (!) ekasmin samaye bhagavān rājagṛtra vitrarati sma gṛdhradhayamavate (!) mahātā [bhikṣu] saṃshena.
  2. sārdhaṃ mahāta ca bodhisatvagaṇena tena[kha]lu (?) vu(!)naḥ samayena bhagavān gambhīrāvabhāsaṃ [nāma] dhamaparyāyaṃ bhaṣatvā sapadhiṃ(!) samāpannaḥ tena[punaḥ] samayenā.
  3. āryavalokiteśvero bodhisattvo mahāsattvo (?) gambhīrāvabhāsaṃ nāma dharmaparyāyaṃ vyavalokayati sa (!) atha khalu āyuṣmān chāribubha (!) budhānubhavena [ary]āvalo-
  4. kiteśvara bodhisatva mahāsattva etam avācat yat kaścit kulabudrā (!) vā kuladuhi vā asyāṃ gambhīrāyaṃ [pra]jñāparamitāyā catukāmas (!) tena kathaṃ śikṣitavyaṃ evam u[kta] avālā-
  5. kiteśvero bodhisattvo mahāsātvā ayuṣmantaṃ śāriputram etad avocet yat kaśca (?) śāriputra kulaputra (?) vā kuladuhitā vā asyāṃ nambhīrāyāṃ (!) prajñāpāramitāyāṃ catukāmas (!) tenaivaṃ śi-
  6. kṣitavyaṃ yad uta pañca skatā (!) savbhāvaśūnyāḥ marpam (!) eva śūnyaṃtā śūnytaiva rūpaṃ nā rūpaṃ pṛthak śūnyatāyāḥ nāpi śūnyatā pṛthag rūpāt evaṃ ve-
  7. danāsaṃjñāsaṃskeravijñānāni evaṃ śāripubra (?) sarvadharmāḥ svabhāvaśūnyatālākṣaṇā ajatā anutpannā anirudhā amala vimala anūnā asaṃpūrṇāḥ tasmāt tāhi śāriputra śuny-
  8. tāyā na rūpaṃ na vadava (!) na saṃjñā na saṃskārā na vijñāna na cakṣu na śrotra na kraṇaṃ (!) na jihvā na kāyo na mano na rūpaṃ na śabdo va (?) gandho na raso na spraṣṭavya na dhamāḥ na cakṣudhātuḥ na rū-
  9. padhātuḥ na cakṣuvijñānadhātuḥ na śrātradhātuḥ (!) na śabdadhātuḥ na śrotravijñānadhātuḥ na ghrāṇadhātuḥ na gandhadhātuḥ na ghrāṇavijñānadhātuḥ na jihvādhātuḥ na rasadhātuḥ na jihvavijñānadhā-
  10. tuḥ na kāyadhātuḥ na spraṣṭavyadhātuḥ na kāyavijñānadhātuḥ na manodhātuḥ na dharmādhātuḥ na manovijānadhātuḥ (?) yāvan nāvidyā nāvidyākṣayo yāvan na jarāmaraṇaṃ na jarāmaraṇakṣayaḥ
  11. na dukha na samudayaḥ na nirodhaḥ na māgaḥ (!) na rūpa na jñānaṃ na prāptiḥ nā āprāptiḥ (!) tasmāt tahi (!) śāriputra aprāpti (?) yāvan prajñāpavamitātāśritya (!) viharaś citālambanaṃ nāstitvāt
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