The Mañjukirti Corpus


The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Translation Grants in Buddhist Studies


Department of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies


"The Mañjukīrti Corpus" is a group of three Sanskrit texts transmitted in a single, hitherto critically unedited manuscript. It deals chiefly with the rituals for beginners (ādikarmika) on the Buddhist path, but it also contains important extraneous materials. Next to preparing a critical edition and English translation of the Corpus, this project includes a prefatory study which argues that this material is an invaluable source to understand the day-to-day practices of the Buddhist laity in South Asia before the year 1200 CE.