Preface by Prof. J.W. De Jong.
vi, 281p., 23 cm. (Bibliotheca Indo-Buddhica Series 2)
CONTENTS:- 1. Analysis of the Dul-ba-tne first section of the bKa'-gyur. 2. Notices on the life of Shakya-as extracted from Tibetan authorities. 3. Analysis of Ses-phiyan, Phal-chen, dKon-brtsegs, mDo-sde, Myan-das and rGyud-the sections two-to seven of the bKa'-gyur. 4. Abstracats of the contents of the bsTan-gyur.
Alexander Csoma de Koros studied the two great collections of Tibetan translations of Buddhist Texts the Kanjur and the bstan-gyur. The great compilations of the Tibetan Sacred Books is styled as Kanjur or bKagyur. These books contains the Doctrine of Shakya, the Buddha. The Kanjur collecetions comprises the seven great divisions. 1. Dul-va (Sans.-Vinaya), 2. Seaphyin (Sans.-Praj Maparamita), 3. Phal-chen (Sans.-Buddha vata sangha), 4. dKon-brtsegs (Sans.-Ratankuta), 5. mDo-sde (Sans.-Sutranta), 6. Myan-das (Sans.-Niravana), 7. r Gud (Sans.-Tantra). The present book Analysis of Kanjur is divided into four chapters. Chapter I contains analysis of the Dul-va division of the Kanjur. This division of the Kanjur generally deals on the Religious discipline of the religious persons. Chapter II describes the life of the Buddha according to the Tibetan translation of the Lalita-vistara and of the Abhiniskramanasutra. This is an important analysis because no Sanskrit Original of the two works has been preserved. Chapter III contains an analysis of the two to seven divisions of the Kanjur - Ses-phyin, Phalchen, dKon-brtsegs, mDo-sde, Myen-das and rGud. Chapter IV contains list of the works of the bstan gyur along with the Tibetan translation of the titles. Of particulars interest is the list of the twenty four sections of the Tantra section. Scholars and Research students interested in Tibetan, Buddhist, Central and South Asian Studies will find this work highly useful for their studies and research.