Buddhist Path, Buddhist Teachings - Studies in Memory of L.S. Cousins - Naomi Appleton

Buddhist Path, Buddhist Teachings - Studies in Memory of L.S. Cousins - Naomi Appleton

14. Theriya Networks and the Circulation of the Pali Canon in South Asia: The Vibhajjavādins Reconsidered

Buddhist Path, Buddhist Teachings - Studies in Memory of L.S. Cousins - Naomi Appleton

Alex Wynne [+-]
Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies
Alexander Wynne is the Assistant Academic Director of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies. His work focuses on the early history of Indian Buddhism and the Pāli tradition.

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This article offers further support for Lance Cousins’ thesis that the Pāli canon, written down in the first century BCE in Sri Lanka, was based largely on a Theriya manuscript tradition from South India. Attention is also given to some of Cousins’ related arguments, in particular, that this textual transmission occurred within a Vibhajjavādin framework; that it occurred in a form of ‘proto-Pāli’ close to the Standard Epigraphical Prakrit of the first century BCE; and that that distinct Sinhalese nikāyas emerged perhaps as late as the third century CE.

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Wynne, Alex. 14. Theriya Networks and the Circulation of the Pali Canon in South Asia: The Vibhajjavādins Reconsidered. Buddhist Path, Buddhist Teachings - Studies in Memory of L.S. Cousins. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 269-283 Oct 2019. ISBN 9781781798928. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=33396. Date accessed: 09 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.33396. Oct 2019

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