Re: early Buddhist texts
- Dear Wieland,
thankyou very much for this post. I looked briefly at the links you sent me, they look like just what I need. It will take me quite some time though to read through them thoroughly and then I'll probably be back with more questions.
Thankyou very much,
It's about 1/3 about method. 1/3 is history and 1/3 is
sources. Most Biblical TC books are like this.
Perhaps you should read:
"Non Biblical TC":
"Canons of Criticism":
Then try to apply this to your special problem.
The question is how deep you want to dig into this.
How many words has the text?
Is it possible to do a collation of all texts in a
Can you sort out later texts beforehand?
If, as one could guess from your description, the text has a
longer history of oral transmission you should also take
this into account:
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