BHAVĀṄGA, the name assigned by H. W. Bailey to ten fragmentary Khotanese folios, a transcription of which he published in his Khotanese Texts V, Cambridge, 1963, pp. 284-88. The name was inspired by the occurrence in folio 8v3 of the word bhavāṃgyau, a form of Sanskrit bhavāṅga. The fragmentary context makes it almost certain that the bhavāṅga there are the twelve links in the well-known Buddhist chain of existence (Sanskrit pratītya-samutpāda).



R. E. Emmerick, A Guide to the Literature of Khotan, Tokyo, 1979, p. 39.

(Ronald E. Emmerick)

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