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    Two Gandhari Manuscripts of the "Songs of Lake Anavatapta" (Anavatapta-gatha): British Library Kharosthi Fragment 1 and Senior Scroll 14 (Gandharan Buddhist Texts) (Hardback) By (author) Richard Salomon

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    DescriptionThis fifth volume in the "Gandha-ran Buddhist Texts" series (GBT) presents two fragmentary manuscripts of the poem "Songs of Lake Anavatapta." Previously known from versions in Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, and Chinese, the two recently discovered Gandhari-language versions confirm the poem's popularity in the ancient Buddhist world. The "Songs of Lake Anavatapta" consists of a series of narrations by the Buddha's foremost disciples (and finally by the Buddha himself) in which each reveals his own complex karmic history over many past lives and explains how, as a result of good deeds, he has come to be an enlightened disciple of the Buddha. An important theme is the complexity of karma, whereby not only the enlightened beings but even the Buddha himself suffer the effects of remnants of bad karma from evil deeds long-ago. Richard Salomon is professor of Sanskrit in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature at University of Washington and director of the University of Washington Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project. He is the author of "Ancient Buddhist Scrolls from Gandhara" and "A Gandhari Version of the Rhinoceros Sutra".


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    Title
    Two Gandhari Manuscripts of the "Songs of Lake Anavatapta" (Anavatapta-gatha)
    Subtitle
    British Library Kharosthi Fragment 1 and Senior Scroll 14
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Salomon
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 220 mm
    Height: 276 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 1,402 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780295989051
    ISBN 10: 029598905X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T General Subject: 690
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
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    BIC subject category V2: HRE
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
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    BISAC V2.8: REL007000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPC
    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
    DC22: 294.3/823, 294.3823
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    LC classification: BQ1600.A537 S35 2008
    Thema V1.0: NKD, QRF
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FPC
    Illustrations note
    22 illustrations, 12 in colour
    Publisher
    University of Washington Press
    Imprint name
    University of Washington Press
    Publication date
    30 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Washington