Three Sutras in the Sanskrit Dīrghāgama Manuscript


The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies


The main theme of this research belongs to a category of Buddhist philology, especially early Indian Buddhist textual tradition recorded in Sanskrit. More precisely, this dissertation project is to transliterate three sutras of the Sanskrit manuscript of the Dīrghāgama, the “Collection of Long Discourses (of the Buddha)”, transmitted by the (Mūla-)Sarvativādins which was one of the most powerful Buddhist sects in ancient India, and to create a critical edition, i.e. a reconstruction of the text, a translation and additional philological research on related sources in Pali, Classical Chinese and Tibetan.