AṄGULIMĀLĪYA-SŪTRA

 

AṄGULIMĀLĪYA-SŪTRA, a Buddhist text concerning the conversion to Buddhism of a robber called Aṅgulimāla. The work is known from Pali (Aṅgulimāla Sutta) and from translations into Chinese and Tibetan. A passage from the Aṅgulimālīya-sūtra is quoted in a text whose Sogdian version has been published. A smaller, still unlocated passage from the same work is found in Khotanese.

 

Bibliography:

On the Pali and the Chinese and Tibetan versions, see Encyclopaedia of Buddhism, ed.

G. P. Malalasekera, I, fasc. 4, Sri Lanka, 1965, pp. 627-28.

For the Sogdian passage see E. Benveniste, Textes sogdiens, Paris, 1940, pp. 43-44, 192.

For the Khotanese passage see R. E. Emmerick, The Book of Zambasta, London, 1968, chap. 6, v. 9.

(R. E. Emmerick)

Originally Published: December 15, 1985

Last Updated: August 5, 2011

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