Shan Buddhist likʻ̐ lūṅʻ manuscripts in UK and SE Asian collections

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068 (Wat Pang Mu)

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Contents

Concertina book written in shan,burmese script

Title: sukʻ sīla khanʻʺ
Title: A section of a discourse of morality
Title:

Shan text descriptor:  tra Rhyming system: samʻ kivʻ

Story about the illiterate. There was a poor Bodhisatta called Dukkha Sīlavā. Although he was poor he was a moral person, never stole others' properties. He sold flowers for living. One day he had to assist a rich couple to do their farming. The couple had four beautiful daughter. As Dukkha Sīlavā was a good man, the rich couple wanted him to marry with their daughters. But as Dukkha Sīlavā was illiterate, he was sent to study first and then married on his return.

Subject:  commentary,sermon 

Language(s): shan

Work ID: W141

Physical Description

Form: Concertina book
136 / 272
Dimensions: (written):

Condition

excellent

Hand(s)

Appearance (paper): white

Binding

Covers: yes Cover colour: natural Cover material: papier mache

Cover embellishment: lac

Condition

yes

History

Origin:

Date of copying (era): sakkaraja era

Date of copying (year): 1317

Provenance and Acquisition

Former owner: Wat Pang Mu

Present copy's donor: saṅʻ seṅʻ (and relatives)

Place name for present copy: Pang Mu village, Maehongson