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A 69

Known as:A 69; THT 702
Cite this page as:Gerd Carling; Adrian Musitz (translation). "A 69". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. https://cetom.univie.ac.at/?m-a69 (accessed 13 Jun. 2024).

Edition

Editor:Gerd Carling; Adrian Musitz (translation)

Provenience

Main find spot:Shorchuk
Specific find spot:Stadthöhle
Expedition code:T III Š 92.44
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection

Language and Script

Language:TA
Script:late

Text contents

Title of the work:Avadāna
Text genre:Literary
Meter:M18

Object

Manuscript:A 55-88
Material: ink on paper
Form:Poṭhī
Number of lines:6

Images

Images from titus.fkidg1.uni-frankfurt.de by courtesy of the Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialien (TITUS).

Transliteration

a1/// || vi lu [mpa] ga ti naṃ || pu kñ· kc· yā sna peṃ ṣ· sñ· – – – – – – – – ·p[a]¯ ¯k klo pa¯ ¯nt : nṣä kśkaṃ
a2/// [p]u¯ ¯k o ṅkra¯ ¯cä ska ssu¯ ¯s̝ : a vi śṣo lā rsaṃ sā rṣṣā spu¯ ¯k klo pa ntw·¯ ¯s̝ sn· pra ski śa śyu pa ltsku¯ ¯m ṣñā
a3/// [pa] ntwä spu kpra ṣtaṃ pā s·i pkā te : 1 || ä ñcaṃ kṣa ṇaṃ nne sa sta nne wka nyo tñi mā ā lye ksā ṣa s̝a rttwu • mā
a4/// yā mu • ṣñi ā ·m· ṣu kka tskā ru ṇi sta mpe wā tsu ne yā ma cca knā sne ta kwā ṣlu ne yu msa
a5/// kṣa ṇaṃ tñi ñä – – p· na śśi mrā cā pa rtsi ā ṣāṃ pu tti śpa raṃ ṣi śä ktā lyi sa ntā naṃ pā ka rtā¯ ¯k śla
a6/// yā ta l·· – – – – [pu]¯ ¯k klo pa ntwä ṣmā pe tā – s̝a rttwā s̝a¯ ¯m : mā pyā rki śo ṣi cu se mś[u] yā mtsā¯ ¯t
b1/// knā pā s·· – – – – sn· ta kwā ṣlu ne yu¯ ¯m – ss· rki śo ṣi : 1 || ku swe ñlu ne tā¯ ¯k [ma] [t]n· pt[ā]
b2/// – ltsa¯ ¯k a s· – – kti ryā mā – ce ṭe ptā ñka tka ṣṣiṃ pa llā tsi ka rya tsu mtraka ṣṣā ṣā ni¯ ¯k
b3/// pa ñcmo lwā [ṣ]i – swra sa śśi saṃ sā rṣi nā¯ ¯s klo pa ntwaṃ kā ruṃ sta¯ ¯k tma ktu ce smi wa ste na
b4/// [m]tu tā mpra ṣtaṃ mā śkaṃ – ltskā te cä mpa lte na sa mce sa mwra sa śśi wa ste ma ska tsi mā te cä mpa lna
b5/// na swra sa śśi klo paṃ [p]ā ṣlu ne ya tsi ku pre pa tnu mā yā ta¯ ¯l • kā ru ni sta mpe wā tsu ne yā ta mne
b6/// kta rko ra – sne siṃ ñlu ne sne yā ṅklu ne wa śi rro – – – – – – – – [k]ā ñma s̝ka ryā ṣpo ñcäṃ

Transcription

a1/// ॥ vilumpagatinaṃ
1apuk ñ(ä)kc(i)yās ; napeṃṣ(ā)s ; ñ· – – – – ; – – – ; – · pak klopant :
1bnṣäk śkaṃ a2 11σ /// puk ; oṅkrac skassuṣ :
1caviś ṣolār ; saṃsārṣṣās ; puk klopäntw(ä)ṣ ; sn(e) praski ; śaśyu pältskum «:»
1dṣñā a3 /// päntwäs ; puk praṣtaṃ ; pās(s)i pkāte : 1 ॥
äñcaṃ kṣaṇaṃn ne säs tanne wkänyo tñi ālyeksā ṣaṣärttwu
a4/// yāmuṣñi ā(ñ)m(a) ṣu-kk ats kāruṇis tampewātsuneyā mäccaknā sne täkwāṣluneyum
a5n1 /// kṣaṇaṃ tñi ñä(ktas) (na)p(e)näśśi mrācā pärtsi āṣāṃ puttiśparäṃṣi śäktālyi santānaṃ pākär tāk śla
a6/// yātal·· – – – – puk klopäntwäṣ pe ṣärttwāṣ-äm : py ārkiśoṣi cu semśu yāmtsāt
b1/// knā pās·· – – – – sn(e) täkwāṣluneyumss (ā)rkiśoṣi : 1 ॥ kus weñlune tāk mät n(e) ptā
b2/// · (pä)ltsäk as· – – k tiryā ceṭe ptāñkät käṣṣiṃ pällātsi käryatsum träṅkäṣṣ āṣānik
b3/// päñ cmolwāṣi(nä)s wrasaśśi saṃsārṣinās klopäntwaṃ kāruṃ stäk tm-äk tu cesmi waste na-
b4-(ṣt) /// m tu tām praṣtaṃ śkaṃ (pä)ltskāte cämpäl te nasam cesäm wrasaśśi waste mäskatsi te cämpäl na-
b5-(sam) /// näs wrasaśśi klopaṃ pāṣlune yatsi kupre pat nu yātalkārunis tampewātsuneyā täm ne
b6/// k tärkorä(ṣ) sne siṃñlune sne yāṅklune waśirr o – – – – – – – (pu)k āñmaṣ käryāṣ poñcäṃ

Translation

a1... in the Vilumpagati-tune: All divine and human... torments... And I...
a2... all eternally blissful... ... with a mind having entered (?) fearlessness from all Saṃsāra sufferings right down to the Avīci-hell ... he made an attempt to protect... from all (torments)...
a3+The moment in which he, being impelled by you, not someone else, in this manner, not... having made..., through the power of compassion from his own self, through himself, without being urged..., at that moment, your seed of Buddhahood, worthy to be carried by the head of gods and men, became apparent in succession (?).
a5+... neither will impel them to... from all torments...,
a6+nor did the world make you its protector...
b1... without being urged... the world... What has been said about how the Buddha...?
b2... thought... in (this) manner, Mātrceṭa, intending to praise the Buddha, says: "Worthy one...
b3... compassion spread for the Saṃsāra-torments of the beings of five births.
b3+Thus, you are their protection...
b4... and then, you no longer thought: "Am I able to be a protection of the beings?
b4+Am I not able? ...
b5... (am I or) am I not able to make protection for the beings in their suffering?"
b5+Through the power of compassion... in this way...
b6... having let go... without satiation, without delusion, like a diamond... from the whole self and mind all...

Other

a5In (eben diesem) Augenblick kam in deiner [Geburten]folge der Same der Buddhaschaft, würdig, von Göttern [und] Menschen auf dem Scheitel getragen zu werden, zum Vorschein. (Schmidt 1974: 366)

Commentary

Remarks

Transcription and references have been transferred from the "Text and Reference Database of the Tocharian A Language" (Gerd Carling Lund University) (funded by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation and SCAS).
Transcription and translation are based on Carling et al. 2009.

Philological commentary

n1The restoration ñä(ktas na)p(e)näśśi is due to Siegling's personal copy of Sieg and Siegling 1921 41. (The same restoration was also suggested to us by Ilya Itkin, p.c. 18 November 2015.)

References

Miscellaneous

Online access

IDP: THT 702; TITUS: THT 702

Edition

Sieg and Siegling 1921: 40-41; Sieg and Siegling 1921 p. 40, p. 41

Translations

Carling 2000: a2 (333), a3 (289, 294), a5 (124, 404), b4 (287); Hackstein 1995: a3 (175), b6 (296); Schmidt 1974: a5 (366); Thomas 1952: b4 (36), b5 (37); Thomas 1954: a5 (745), b2 (738), b4 (741), b5 (741); Thomas 1957: b1 (240); Thomas 1997: a2 (114), a6 (137)

Bibliography

Carling 2000

Carling, Gerd. 2000. Die Funktion der lokalen Kasus im Tocharischen. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter.

Carling et al. 2009

Carling, Gerd, Georges-Jean Pinault, and Werner Winter. 2009. A dictionary and thesaurus of Tocharian A. Volume 1: Letters a-j. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

Hackstein 1995

Hackstein, Olav. 1995. Untersuchungen zu den sigmatischen Präsensstammbildungen des Tocharischen. HS Erg.-Heft 38. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

IDP

“The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online.” n.d. http://idp.bl.uk.

Schmidt 1974

Schmidt, Klaus T. 1974. “Die Gebrauchsweisen des Mediums im Tocharischen.” PhD, Universität Göttingen.

Sieg and Siegling 1921

Sieg, Emil, and Wilhelm Siegling. 1921. Tocharische Sprachreste, I. Band. Die Texte. A. Transcription. Berlin/Leipzig: de Gruyter.

Sieg and Siegling 1921

Sieg, Emil, and Wilhelm Siegling. 1921. Tocharische Sprachreste, I. Band. Die Texte. A. Transcription. Personal annotated copy of Wilhelm Siegling. Scanned by Douglas Q. Adams with the technical assistance of Michael Tarabulski and Kevin Dobbins. Berlin/Leipzig: de Gruyter.

Thomas 1952

Thomas, Werner. 1952. Die tocharischen Verbaladjektive auf -l. Deutsche Akad. der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, Institut für Orientforschung 9. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag.

Thomas 1954

Thomas, Werner. 1954. “Die Infinitive im Tocharischen.” In Asiatica. Festschrift Friedrich Weller. Zum 65. Geburtstag, gewidmet von seinen Freunden, Kollegen und Schülern, edited by Johannes Schubert and Ulrich Schneider, 701–64. Leipzig: Harrassowitz.

Thomas 1957

Thomas, Werner. 1957. Der Gebrauch der Vergangenheitstempora im Tocharischen. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

Thomas 1997

Thomas, Werner. 1997. Interpretationsprobleme im Tocharischen. Unflektiertes A puk, B po “ganz, all, jeder”. Vol. 3. SbWGF, XXXV. Stuttgart: Steiner.

TITUS

Gippert, Jost, Katharina Kupfer, Christiane Schaefer, and Tatsushi Tamai. n.d. “Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialien (TITUS): Tocharian Manuscripts from the Berlin Turfan Collection.” http://titus.fkidg1.uni-frankfurt.de/texte/tocharic/thtframe.htm.