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A note on the Tibetan version of the Karmavibhaga Preserved in the MS Kanjur of the British Museum

Walter Simon

When first examining, now quite some time ago, the Tibetan version of the Karmavibhaga in the MS Kanjur of the British Museum, I was struck immediately by the preservation therein of the ‘introductory tale’, which apparently has not survived in the printed Kanjurs. On closer inspection the MS version showed two other prominent features which, taken together with the first, may justify the present note and, it is hoped, may make it acceptable to the great Indo-Iranian scholar in whose honour it has been written.