The Budhabayana-sutra

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The Budhabayana-sutra

Postby daverupa » Fri May 27, 2011 3:50 am

Gāndhārī Ekottarikāgama-type sūtras
by Mark Allon, Andrew Glass, British Library
British Library Kharoṣṭhī fragments 12 and 14

Paraphrased from page 7:

The 'Budhabayana-sutra' appears to be part of a Gandhari (AD 10-30) version of the Anguttara Nikaya Section of Fours, but unlike the sutras which precede and follow this one in the recovered scrolls (corresponding to the Pali AN 4.36 and AN 4.14), it has as yet no known equivalent in Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, or Chinese translation. Later (p. 224, the first page of the link) the authors stress that because of this, any translation must be provisional.

Here is the link to at least part of this text, courtesy of Google books.
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Re: The Budhabayana-sutra

Postby mikenz66 » Fri May 27, 2011 4:32 am

Hi Dave,

Thanks for that interesting link.

It includes:
"The Buddha's teaching is easy to perform, but only by a wise man, not a fool.
Good action is not easy to perform while going. Monks, on account of the Buddha's teaching it is easy to perform while going, but only by a wise man, not a fool.

This is is repeated for various situations, and there is also talk about
"exerting for the attainment of the unattained..."


It's interesting, since all of that sounds familiar, but hard to place. Perhaps someone can point to these messages in other Suttas.

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Re: The Budhabayana-sutra

Postby ancientbuddhism » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:25 pm

mikenz66 wrote:Hi Dave,

Thanks for that interesting link.

It includes:
"The Buddha's teaching is easy to perform, but only by a wise man, not a fool.
Good action is not easy to perform while going. Monks, on account of the Buddha's teaching it is easy to perform while going, but only by a wise man, not a fool.

This is is repeated for various situations, and there is also talk about
"exerting for the attainment of the unattained..."


It's interesting, since all of that sounds familiar, but hard to place. Perhaps someone can point to these messages in other Suttas.

:anjali:
Mike


“anadhigatassa adhigamāya asacchikatassa sacchikiriyāya” ?

° Kusītārambhavatthu Sutta AN. 8.2.8.10 [SLTP]

Translation by Ṭhanissaro here.

° Paṭhamaanāgatabhaya Sutta AN. 5.2.3.7 [SLTP]

Translation by Ṭhanissaro here.
Katamo ca bhikkhave asaṅkhatagāmī maggo: samatho ca vipassanā ca. Ayaṃ vuccati bhikkhave asaṅkhatagāmī maggo.

“And what, bhikkhus, is the path leading to the unconditioned? Calm and insight. This, bhikkhus, is called the path leading to the unconditioned.” SN. 43.2 – Samathavipassanāsuttaṃ

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