Collection Senior Maintainer Published
Contents SĀS6 Parallels Scribes RSS1
Frame 20 Fragment 20 Other ID
Type Date 140 Basis for date C14, inscription
Medium Birch bark Findspot Haḍḍa, Afghanistan ? Last known location University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Dimensions (cm) Lines (r) 17 Lines (v) 13
Editions Allon 2001, 219; Salomon 2003.2, 87–90; Allon 2007.2, 245; Marino 2015, 93–5; Marino 2017 Other refs. Salomon 2003.1, 388; Allon 2007.3, 14; Allon 2014, 19–20; Jantrasrisalai+ 2016, 40–1
Comments Transcribed by Richard Salomon and Mark Allon (2001–07). – Updated for Marino 2015 (SB, 20160513). Updated for Marino 2017 (SB, 20180108).

Three Gāndhārī Ekottarikāgama‐Type Sūtras: British Library Kharoṣṭhī Fragments 12 and 14
The Senior Manuscripts: Another Collection of Gandhāran Buddhist Scrolls
Manuscrits bouddhiques du Gandhāra
The Senior Manuscripts
A Gāndhārī Version of the Simile of the Turtle and the Hole in the Yoke
The Senior Kharoṣṭhī Manuscripts
Cats with Flaming Tails: The Simile of the Fortified City in Pāli and Gāndhārī Sūtra Literature
Fragments of an Ekottarikāgama Manuscript in Gāndhārī
Metaphor and Pedagogy in Early Buddhist Literature: An Edition and Study of Two Sūtras from the Senior Collection of Gāndhārī Manuscripts
Recto

1. a[ñ]‍(*e)‍[aro brama]ṇo y(*e)ṇa bha[yavaḏa] t(*e)ṇa uasaka[m]‍(*i ua)‍[sakamita bhayavaḏa sa]‍(*dha) [samoḏa] s̱amo[ḏa]ṇi(*o) [ka]s̱a sarayaṇio viviso uḏas̱oraïtva

2. ekamata aṭa ekamata aṭiḏo so bramaṇo bhayavata eḏaḏ aya ko bho Go[ḏa]ma haḏa ko pacae logo suhadukhasa upaḏae [ṣa i]‍(*ma) [bra]maṇa

3. haḏa ṣa pacea logo suhadukhasa upaḏae kaḏara ṣa e cakṣusa brama[ṇa sa]ḏa cakhus̱apha⟪ṣapa⟫ceae upacadi acatva suhadukha sotrogaṇo‐​

4. cibhakayamaṇ{o}sa {{?}} ⟪bramaṇa saḏo⟫ manos[a]p[a]ṣ[a]pacea apacadi a[ja]tva suhadukho sayas̱a vi bramaṇo raña pacatima ṇaḵar[e] dhriḍada[re]

5. dhriḍapraḵaratoraṇa ṣadvaro tatraspi doario paḍiḏa mes̱avi tatro miavimasasamuṇaḵaḏa so imasa ṇakarasa samato aṇupa///(*ya)‐​

6. yapas̱o ṇa i paśea paṣaṇas̱a chidva atamaḏo bilaḍaṇisaga⟪ṇa⟫matra va tas̱a ⟨*i⟩masa eḏa ahuṣi ye ke oraḍi praṇa ima [ṇaka]‐​

7. r[o] pravi(*śati ṇa)‍[kramati sava te] im[e]hi ṣ[a]hi dvarehi praviśati ṇakramati evam eva bramaṇa ṣa haḏa ṣa pacea log̱a suhadukhasa upa[ḏa]‐​

8. e cakṣusa bramaṇa saḏo cakhusapaṣapacea upacadi ajatva suhadukha sotrogaṇocibhekayamaṇasa bramaṇa saḏa maṇosapaṣapa‐​

9. cea upajadi ajatva suhadukha ima bramaṇa ṣa heḏa [ṣa] pacea loge suhadukhasa upaḏae iḏi vute s̱o bramaṇo bhayava[ta] eḏaḏ a⟪ya⟫

10. eṣao bha Geḏa[ma śara]ṇo gachami dhrarma ja bhikhus̱aga ja uasao me bh[i] Goḏama dharei ajavagreṇa yavajiva p(*r)aṇueḏa

11. śaraṇa gaḏe iḏam oyi bhayava atamaṇo so bhamaṇa bhayavaḏa bhaṣiḏe aviṇadiḏa | ◦ eva me śuḏa eka s̱amae Śavastiṇiḏaṇ[e] sata

12. bhikṣave Mahaparaḍa ṇamo ṇirea tatra s̱atvaṇa jaḏaṇa bhuḏaṇa aviṇivurtaṇa aḍita kaya bhoti sapaj̄ali‐​

13. ḏa sajeḏibhuḏe sayasa vi ayaüḍa divasa s̱a[ta]ta aḍita bhodi sapacaliḏa sajeḏibhuḏa evam eva sati

14. Mahaparaḍaha ṇama ṇirea tatra satvaṇa jaḏaṇa bhuḏaṇa aviṇivurtaṇa aḍita kaya bhoti sapac̄i‐​

15. liḏa sajeḏibhuḏe asa añearo bhikhu bhayavata eḏaḏ oya mahaḏa bhate so paraḍae sumahaḏa s̱o {{bha}}

16. bhate s̱o paraḍae asti bhate taspi paraḍae aña paraḍae as̱imaḏaḏaro ya

17. bhayaṇaḏaro ya

17a. ⟪kri⟫

Verso

18. [asti bhikh]u taspi paraḍao aña paraḍao as̱imaḏaḏoro ya bhayaṇaḏaro y[e] kaḏaro so bhate

19. tas[p]i paraḍao [a]ña paraḍao [as̱imaḏaḏa]ro ya bhayaṇaḏaro ya ye ḏe bhikhu ṣamaṇa va

20. bramaṇa va iḏi dukha arias̱aja1 ta yas̱abhuḏe ṇa prayaṇati dukhas̱amuḏ[e]o arias̱aja2 yas̱abhuḏe

21. ṇa payaṇati dukhaṇiros̱o dukhaṇir[o]s̱aḵamiṇa paḍivaḏa yas̱abhuḏe ṇa payaṇati te [jaḏi]s̱abataṇi‐​

22. a sakhara avis̱akhareti te jaḏis̱abataṇia sakhare aviraḏa jaras̱abataṇia sakhara avis̱akha‐​

23. roti jarasabataṇio sakhara avis̱akharita vias̱imaraṇaśoḵapariḏevadukhadomaṇastaüa‐​

24. yasasabataṇia sakhara avis̱akharoti te jaḏis̱abataṇia ya sakhara avis̱akharita jaras̱abata‐​

25. ṇia vias̱imaraṇaśoḵapariḏevadukhadomaṇastaüayas̱asabataṇia s̱akhara avis̱akharita driga‐​

26. ratro jaḏiparaḍaa pi pracaṇaveti jaraparaḍaha pi pracaṇahoti vias̱imaraṇośoḵepariḏeveüa‐​

27. yasaparaḍaha pi pracaṇabhoti ta ḵis̱a eḏo adhriṭhatva caḏoṇa arias̱acaṇa kaḏareṣa caḏoṇa dukha‐​

28. sa arias̱acas̱a yava dukhaṇiros̱aḵamiṇa taspaḏ ayi iḏi dukha arias̱aca3 ti yoge ḵaraṇia

29. yava dukhaṇiros̱aḵamiṇa paḍivaḏa arias̱aja ti yoge karaṇio

29A. aṇica sarva sakhara yaḏa pañae paśaḏi

30. iḏam eya bhayava atamaṇa te bhikhu

Source: Marino 2017
SB (20180109); Marino 2017: dukhaarias̱aja
SB (20180109); Marino 2017: dukhaarias̱aca
SB (20180109); Marino 2017: dukhas̱amuḏ[e]oarias̱aja


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