Study of Another Two Folios of the Uighur Text “Abitaki”

Shimin, Geng (2006) Study of Another Two Folios of the Uighur Text “Abitaki”. Acta Orientalia, 59 (1). pp. 47-56. ISSN 0001-6446

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Recently we found 25 folios of the so-called Abitaki Uighur text in the Beijing National Library. The word “Abitaki”(<Chinese “Amituojing/Amitaking = Sanskrit Amitābha-sūtra) is used only as a code name written in small letter on the left side of some folios of the manuscript. But it has nothing to do with the famous scripture “Amitābha-sūtra”(one chapter, translated into Chinese by Kumārajīva in the 4th century AD). I hold that it belongs to a lost Buddhist Chinese book called “Da Bai Lian She Jing”(The Great Lotus Society Sutra) consisting of four chapters of the Pure Land Schooland it was copied during theYuan Dynasty (1279-1368). Here I am studying and pub­lishing another two folios (belonging to the 3rd chapter) of the text.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World / történelem > D0 History (General) / történelem általában
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PI Oriental languages and literatures / keleti nyelvek és irodalmak
Depositing User: xKatalin xBarta
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 10:07
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 10:07

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