Gogerly's Transcription of the Rosyk's Translation of the Dhammapada

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The manuscript is a Gogerly transcription of Rosyk's translation of the Dhammapada (verses 72-203). Handwritten by Gogerly, in Sri Lanka (Ceylon); date unknown. The item includes two small brown-paper notebooks (32/28 pages, respectively) in a single cover. In the first notebook (verses 1-71) seems to be missing. The text in the Sinhalese script is written on the left hand side pages, leaving the right hand side pages for English translation. Brownish paper, brown ink. The English text is full of notes and corrections. The Dhammapada is a collection of sayings (423 in total) of the Buddha in verse form, and is one of the most widely read Buddhist scriptures. The original version of the Dhammapada is found in the Khuḍḍaka Nikāya division of the Theravādin Pāli Canon, and was written around the 3rd century BCE. Each saying recorded in the collection was made on a different occasion in response to a unique situation that had arisen in the life of the Buddha and his monastic community. 15.8cmX10.4cm.

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