Collection British Library Maintainer Published
Contents AvL7 Parallels Scribes
Frame 42 Fragment 21 Other ID J10.1
Type Date 1‒100 Basis for date internal, paleography
Medium Birch bark Findspot Haḍḍa, Afghanistan ? Last known location British Library, London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm) 16.8 × 26 Lines (r) 9 Lines (v) 14
Editions Lenz 2010, 117–22, 157–8 Other refs. Salomon 1999; Yost 2007; Chén 2011; Baums 2014.4, 184, 209, 212
Comments Text based on Lenz 2010 (SB, 2010-10-16).

Ancient Buddhist Scrolls from Gandhāra: The British Library Kharoṣṭhī Fragments
Bulletin of the Asia Institute
Gandhāran Avadānas: British Library Kharoṣṭhī Fragments 1–3 and 21 and Supplementary Fragments A–C
Dūnhuáng Tǔlǔfān yánjiū
Gandhāran Scrolls: Rediscovering an Ancient Manuscript Type
Recto

1. . . . /// + + + + + + + ? + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

2. . . . /// + + + + + + ? + + + ? + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

3. . . . /// imeṣu ? va ṇiṣe a ? pra[to] s.khaya[da]ṇeṇa [ra sa] ? + + + + +

4. . . . /// ? ca so ca sijata ṇasti maṇa [c]. te sati muṇ[e] parigra[ha] ariya si s. ? ṇ[i]m. ?

5. . . . /// ? ? ? .i [a] ? ? patra va ◦ ṇa ? ? kama[va] ? ? ṣa [su] a ? [bhaṃ] ? [pi a ya] ? ? /// . . .

6. akama ṇa[ma] thabh[upekṣa] ? ṇa ca s. ka[romi] ? [citajñe] ◦ kṣa[sa]jopama mag. ? ? [ṇa]

7. su[ru ki]da durasa [ṇu] sa[ṃ] ? ? [ṇ]. sa ? ? śi[kṣite] ya ? [śa]vi [k]. ? ? ? ? ka ? ? /// . . .

8. . . . /// ? ? ? [ṇa aryakaṇa ci] ? ? m. ? ? ? ? ? śa [ṇa] ? ? ? ? ? ? ? /// . . .

9. n. ca [ṇi] ? ṇuma[ta] mahatma bho ? pravivega[do] thabhu[naṃ] vaha praśamaya[ti] va [dha] ? ? /// . . .

10. . . . /// ? ? ? ? [de]vata[ya]ṇa ? [k]. ? ? ? ? [yato ki] ? ? [ṣa] ? [r]ma [s]. [r]. .[u] ? ? ? ? ? /// . . .

11. ṣ. bhiṇa taṇa [ca] sa [ra dha] ti ? va ? ? ? ? prabhaṣa[te] /// . . .

12. ? ? ? ? ? + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + ? ? ? ? ?

13. . . . /// ? ? ? mu ṇ. [ś]. r. [vi] ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ṇ. ? ? ? ? ? ? [ca] mi ? ? /// . . .

14. . . . /// ? ? ? ? /// . . .

15. bhagava sta sahate ṇa sa[ṃkṣa]ti ? /// . . . /// ? ? ? ? /// . . .

16. . . . /// ? ? y. te ? [kh]. ? /// . . . /// ? ṇ. bhagava vu[cadi] /// . . .

17. . . . /// ? ? g. va ? [t]. ṣa ma ? g[o ·] ṇa ? ? ? ? ? [ta va] ? ? pa + + + + .u ? ? /// . . .

18. . . . /// ? ? ? ? y. [p]. ? bh. ? /// . . .

Verso

1. . . . /// ? ? ? + + + + + + + + + + ? ? ? ? ? .u /// . . .

2. (* . . . eva me) /// ? [ś]‍(*ru)do eka samaye bha[gava Śavasti]‍(*e viharadi) [Je]///(*davane . . . )

3. . . . /// [bhikṣ]u [a]matre[di bhi]///(*khavo bhada)///te /// (*te bhikṣu . . . )

4. bhagavado praca[ś]‍(*o)ṣ(*u) + + + + + /// . . .

5. bhagava ṣu ? ? c. ? ? mi /// . . .

6. kṣava dharma [hod]. + + + + + /// . . .

7. ? [ri] sa[r]va sa ? ? + bhikṣa /// . . .

8. [aha] ? ? ? ? [s̱a] g. ? ? ? ?

9. ? ? [a] c[e]va dha[r]ma ṭhidaga dha ? ? gu

10. [ci] ? bh. ? ? ? ? ? ? di ? ? ?

Source: Lenz 2010


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