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Wright, J. Clifford (2015) 'A Disputed Item in the Citta-Saṃbhūijja (Uttarajjhāyā 13).' Jaina Studies: Newsletter of the Centre of Jaina Studies, 10. pp. 29-31.

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The dialogue between the brothers Citta and Saṃbhūta in the Buddhist and Jain canons (Jātaka 498 and canto 13 of Uttarajjhāyā,) has been presented, apparently definitively, by Ernst Leumann as an episode extracted from a pre-existing corpus of Brahmadatta legends. The notion of such a source extraneous to the texts in question has opened the way to a difference of opinion as to who speaks first in the Triṣṭubh dialogue. Indian tradition and Hermann Jacobi’s translation assign the initial Triṣṭubh verse to Citta, but then have some difficulty in making sense of the wording. Leumann, followed by Ludwig Alsdorf, assigned it to Saṃbhūta, incarnate as King Brahmadatta. It seems, however, possible to resolve the discrepancy in favour of the tradition.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Citta-Saṃbhūijja legend, Brahmadatta legends, Jātaka 498, Uttarajjhāyā 13, Tristubh
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of the Study of Religions
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of the Study of Religions > Centre of Jaina Studies
ISSN: 2059416X
Copyright Statement: With permission of the editors.
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2015 10:04
Related URLs: https://www.soa ... /file100226.pdf

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