Shakyamuni: Religious Context
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- Avadana Description (below)
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- Avadana Outline Page
- Avadana Stories Contents List
- Avadana Stories in a Single Composition
- Jataka Sets
The one hundred stories are based on the Leaves of the Heaven Tree a text composed by the Kashmiri poet Kshemendra (11th century). That text in turn is based on the Avadana stories from the Buddhist Pali canon of authoritative Buddhist scripture.
Jeff Watt 3-2003 [Updated 1-2013, 9-2019]
Leaves of the Heaven Tree, the Great Compassion of the Buddha by Padma Chopel, 19th century. (Based on the Bodhisattvavadanakalpata of Kshemendra, 11th century). Translated by Deborah Black. Berkeley: Dharma Publishing, 1997.
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