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Haseji 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: http://archive.org/details/buddhisttextsfr00bhgoog Manuscript reputedly brought to Japan from China in ninth-century by Yeun, disciple of Kūkai. In Müller’s… Continue reading Haseji Ms. Long Text (Jb)


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Hōryūji Palm-leaf Manuscript. (Ja)

Image: The palm leaf manuscript of held at Hōryū Gakumonji (法隆学問寺), or “Learning Temple of the Flourishing Dharma” (aka Hōryūji, Horiuzi) containing texts of the Prajñāpāramitā-hṛdaya, Uṣṇiṣavijaya-dhāraṇī, and a Sanskrit syllabary. The manuscript is said to date from 609 CE, but this date certainly incorrect. Georg Bühler notes, in Müller (1881), that a comparison of the… Continue reading Hōryūji Palm-leaf Manuscript. (Ja)