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Taishō 256 (Cb)

The Chinese Tripiṭaka contains a number of Heart Sutra texts (See Chinese). Amongst them is a short text version which includes a transliterated Sanskrit text (T256 8.851.a1-852.a23). Originally attributed to Xuanzang (602-664), his disciple Kuījī caused this text to be inscribed on a stone wall at some unknown date. It was then edited by Amoghavajra (705–774) but must have… Continue reading Taishō 256 (Cb)

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Mironov Mongolian (Cc)

  From a rubbing of an octagon stone engraving found Jasaktu Wang Principality, Inner Mongolia now in the Manchuria Research Society Museum. Column ca. 2ft by 5.5-6in. Ca. 10-11th century? Article contains some comparison with Ja. Mironov, N. D. (1932) The Prajñāpāramitāhṛdayasūtra as an Inscription. Journal of Urusvati, 3, 73-8. Online:   As Printed. xxx prajñā xx m.… Continue reading Mironov Mongolian (Cc)

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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 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). namo bhagavatyai (e?) śriā[r]ya-prajñāpāramit/yai/ evaṃ mayā śrātam (!) ekasmin samaye… Continue reading Mironov Bronze Bell (Cd)

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Japanese Ms. Long Text (Jb)

Transcribed from Shaku Hannya (1923) ‘The Prajna-Paramita-Hridaya Sutra,’ The Eastern Buddhist. 2(3&4): 163-175. Checked against Müller, Max. (1881) ‘The Ancient Palm Leaves containing the Prajñāpāramitā-Hṛidaya Sūtra and Uṣniṣa-vijaya-Dhāraṇi.’ in Buddhist Texts from Japan (Vol 1.iii). Oxford University Press. Online: MS brought to Japan from China in ninth century by Yeun, disciple of Kukai. ॥… Continue reading Japanese Ms. Long Text (Jb)

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Freer Polyglot Ed (Ce)

Āryā-pañcaviśatikā prajñāpāramitāhṛdaya Noble Heart of Perfection of Wisdom consisting of 25[000]. Milloué, L de (1883) Quelques mots sur les anciens textes sanskrits du Japon, à propos d’une traduction inédite du Prajñāpāramitā-hṛdaya-sūtra par MM. Paul Regnand et Y. Ymaizoumi d’après un vieux texte sanskrit-japonais. Actes du Sixième Congrès international des orientalistes tenu en 1883 à Leide, 3e… Continue reading Freer Polyglot Ed (Ce)

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Société Asiatique MS No. 14. (Ni)

Ārya-pañcaviṁśati-prajñāpāramitā… Noble Twenty-five Perfection of Wisdom Société Asiatique MS No. 14. (fol 18b,1.4-19b,1.5). Preceded by Uṣṇiṣavijayā nāma dhāraṇī. Modern Nepalese, ink on paper. Images of this ms. kindly supplied by Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat of the Société Asiatique. Many Thanks. Transcription 18b … oṁ na mo bha ga va tyai ā ryya pra jñā pā ra mi… Continue reading Société Asiatique MS No. 14. (Ni)