The Buddha's first encounter in a Manichaean Old Turkic text

Alois van Tongerloo

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The meeting of Manichaeism and Buddhism is proven by Chinese Manichaean and Middle Iranian texts, and also more or less by some Old Turkic Manichaean fragments apart from the Great Hymn to Mani and some incerta. This paper focus on one aspect, a textual testimony concerning the incorporation of an episode in the biography of the Buddha attested in the Old Turkic Manichaean corpus.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew perspectives in Manichaean research
EditorsAlois van Tongerloo, Luigi Cirillo
Place of PublicationTurnhout, Belgium
PublisherBrepols Publishers
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9782503516462
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Publication series

NameManichaean studies
PublisherBrepols Publishers


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