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Original pali canon on palm leaf

Postby C J » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:44 pm

Dear all,

I had read that the original pali canon (first written one) which was on palm leaf was lost and only copies remains.

I like to learn more on this if any member knows further information.

Thank you,
CJ

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Re: Original pali canon on palm leaf

Postby cooran » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:35 pm

Hello CJ,

This might be a start:

Pali Canon - can it be attributed back to the Buddha?
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=211

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Re: Original pali canon on palm leaf

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:06 pm

In Sri Lanka they still re-write the entire Tipitaka on Ola Palm leaves out of tradition. Since the leaves are biodegradable, they need to repeat the process every 6 months or so. There was a link to a website with beautiful pictures of the monks writing on the Ola leaves which explains the process, but I can't find that thread or link right now.
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Re: Original pali canon on palm leaf

Postby SarathW » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:44 am

Hi CJ
My home town is only 30 km from “Matale Aluvihara” where Pali cannon was written. If you go there you can get them to write something in palm leaves. My birth certificate was written in a palm leaf and lost after 30 years. They last for hundreds of years. If you are looking for oldest Buddhist script still remain you have to go to London library where there is a copy of world oldest printed book – Diamond Sutra.
A copy of the Diamond Sutra is the world’s oldest surviving printed book which is a historical document describing how Buddha explains the concept of Anatta to his disciples.

http://www.diamond-sutra.com/diamond_su ... ation.html
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Re: Original pali canon on palm leaf

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Re: Original pali canon on palm leaf

Postby C J » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:42 am

Thank you all for valuable information.

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