Buddhist Studies Review, Vol 37, No 1 (2020)

‘Impermanence’: A Translation of the First Chapter of the Tibetan Udānavarga

Peter Skilling
Issued Date: 30 Nov 2020

Abstract


The Udānavarga is a grand compendium of Buddhist verse, compiled by a Dharmatrāta about whom we know next to nothing. In Sarvāstivādin and Mūlasarvāstivādin circles the Udānavarga was as popular as is the Dhammapada in Theravādin circles, and it circulated widely in South and Central Asia. Here I give an English translation from the Tibetan of the first chapter, ‘Impermanence’.

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DOI: 10.1558/bsrv.18494

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