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PK AS 7C

Other press marks:Pelliot Koutchéen Ancienne Série 7C; K 3

Provenience

Main find spot:Duldur-Akhur
Specific find spot:DA cour
Expedition code:882; DA cour; M 500.2’
Collection:Bibliothèque nationale de France, fonds Pelliot Koutchéen (Paris)

Language and Script

Language:TB
Linguistic stage:Classical
Add. linguistic characteristics:With hypercorrect forms
Script:Classical

Text contents

Title of the work:Karmavibhaṅga
Parallel texts:Mahākarmavibhaṅga § 29 (Lévi 1932: 49, 122), § 23 (Lévi 1932: 47-48, 121)
Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Doctrine
Verse/Prose:Verse

Object

Manuscript:Karmavibhaṅga β
Leaf number:33
Preceding fragment:PK AS 7B
Following fragment:PK AS 7D
Material:Ink on paper
Form:Poṭhī
Size (h × w):8,2 × 44,8 cm
Number of lines:6
Interline spacing:1,3 cm
Remarks:PK AS 7B immediately precedes this leaf, PK AS 7D follows it.

Images

PK AS 7C Recto PK AS 7C Verso

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Transliteration

a1knesa onolmi : solmeṃ śaul śāyeṃ taka nta kca tsalpentra 9 maksu n[o] yāmor makcewsa tne onolmi : nraiyne cmetra ywārtsa omte ś(·)[l] ś(·)[y](·)[ṃ] : tsalpentre naus̝ak\ laklentameṃ nre-
a2yṣṣana : mā solme lakle klinas̝s̝an-me warpatsi 10 ṣemi ksa wnolmi yolain yāmor yamantra : kraupentar-ne s̝pa makte yāmor\ kraupalle : cey cew (·)ā[mo]rsa ṣñikek parskaṃ ykāṣñentra (:)
a3yamaskentr onmiṃ [kw](·)peññentra ā○ñmne ka 11 mā no deśit pest yamaskentra mā rano : tarkanaṃ ārtte mā ra rintsi cämpen-ne : cmentra nreyne cey cpī yāmorntse okosa : ywā-
a4rtsa śaul śāyeṃ (–)m(·)ṃ n(·)aimeṃ laito○ntra 12 maksu no yāmor\ makcewsa tne onolmi : cmentra nraiyntane istak entwe laitontra : tane ṣemi ksa onolmi yām[o]r yāmos̝\ :
a5nraiyne cmel[y]esa ka(–)p[au] s̝pa tākan-me 13 cey cew yāmorsa parskaṃ onmiṃ yamantra : kwipeññentrapa ykāṃs̝aṃññentra mrauskantra : ratkware s̝pa ceṃts\ nano-nano onmiṃ tākaṃ kwri :
a6mā no yāmor ceu a(– –)[mpe[ṃ] nautassi 14 ma[k](·)e (·)ā(– ·) nau[s̝\] ajātaśatruñ lānte : kowsa ra pātra pelaikneṣṣe lānt wrocce : empele rano yāmu ṣey-ne yāmor su : onmin no
b1postaṃ ; yamaṣate mrau(– –) [1]5 weña pūdñäkt[e] (·)[p](· ·)r(· – –) [s̝](\) [ka]ntwasa : brahmasvar weksa weñentanne posa śpālmeṃ : walo rṣākeṃtsa taṅwaññeñca po śaiṣṣe : śaiṣṣe taṅwantsiśä\
b2ślokne ṣerpsa ce arthä (–)[6] empelona ra yāmwa tākaṃ yāmornta : āñm n(·)kalñesa nuttsāna pest\ klautkontra : pākri yāmorsa wlāwalñesa tumeṃ s̝pa : eṃṣketse witskai rassalñe
b3tuntse weskau : [17] s[e](·) t(·)-yäkne○sa yāmor yāmu ket tākaṃ : cmetar ra nraiyne ramer no pesta tsalpetra : tusāksa aikne s̝añ yolaina yāmornta : nāktsy aiśaumy[e]pi putkalñe
b4tumeṃ yāmtsi 18 intsu no yā○mor yāmu mā no kakraupau : cew rano weñau ṣeme-palsko paklyauṣso : tane ksa wnolme kektsentsa yolo yāmaṃ : reki palskosa yāmtar yāmor yo-
b5lainä 19 sū ce[w y]āmorsa prāskaṃ māka kwipentra : onmiṃ yamastra ykāṃṣantra pest\ tarkanaṃ : se yāmor yāmu mā kakkraupau masketra : ktow ramt\ śakt(a)lye mā postaṃ aiśai yāmu : 20 [k](··)e
b6no sū yāmor kakraupau mā no yāmu ma[k](·)e yäknesa karsanalle tū weñau : tane kuse wol[m]e mamāntaṣ cew [p]alskosa : reki kca wes̝s̝aṃ yolo yāmtsi ñewetra 21 mā no yamas̝aṃ m(·) tu

Transcription

(continues from PK AS 7B)

...(nraiyne tetemoṣ caiy tai-)
a1knesa onolmi : solmeṃ śaul śāyeṃ taka ntä kca tsälpenträ 9 mäksu no yāmor mäkcewsa tne onolmi : nraiyne cme〈n〉trä ywārtsa omte ś(au)l ś(ā)y(e)ṃ : tsälpentr{ä} nauṣäk läklentameṃ nre-
a2-yṣṣana : solme läkle klinaṣṣän-me warpatsi 10 ṣemi ksa wnolmi yolain yāmor yamanträ : kraupentär-ne ṣpä mäkte yāmor kraupalle : cey cew (y)āmorsa ṣñikek parskaṃ ykā〈ṃ〉ṣñenträ (:)
a3yamaskentr onmiṃ kw(i)peññenträ āñmne ka 11 no deśit pest yamaskenträ rano : tärkänaṃ ārtte ra rintsi cämpen-ne : cmenträ nreyne cey cpī yāmorntse okosa : ywā-
a4-rtsa śaul śāyeṃ (tu)m(e)ṃ n(r)aimeṃ laitonträ 12 mäksu no yāmor mäkcewsa tne onolmi : cmenträ nraiyntane istak entwe laitonträ : tane ṣemi ksa onolmi yāmor yāmoṣ :
a5nraiyne cmelyesa ka(krau)pau ṣpä tākan-me 13 cey cew yāmorsa parskaṃ onmiṃ yamanträ : kwipeññenträ ṣpä ykāṃṣäṃññenträ mrauskanträ : rätkware ṣpä ceṃts näno-näno onmiṃ tākaṃ kwri :
a6 no yāmor ceu a(kek ca)mpeṃ nautässi 14 mäk(t)e (y)ā(mor) nauṣ ajātaśatruñ lānte : kowsa ra pāträ pelaikneṣṣe lānt wrocce : empele rano yāmu ṣey-ne yāmor su : onmin no
b1postäṃ yamaṣate mrau(skāte) 15 weña pūdñäkte(śc) p(āk)r(i yāmo)ṣ kantwasa : brahmasvar weksa weñentänne posa śpālmeṃ : walo rṣākeṃtsä täṅwaññeñca po śaiṣṣe : śaiṣṣe täṅwantsiś
b2ślokne ṣerpsa ce arthä (1)6 empelona ra yāmwa tākaṃ yāmornta : āñm n(ā)kälñesa nuttsāna pest klautkonträ : pākri yāmorsa wlāwalñesa tumeṃ ṣpä : eṃṣketse witskai rassalñe
b3tuntse weskau : 17 se(ṃ) t(e)-yäknesa yāmor yāmu ket tākaṃ : cmetär ra nraiyne ramer no pestä tsälpeträ : tusāksa aikne ṣäñ yolaina yāmornta : nāktsy aiśaumyepi putkalñe
b4tumeṃ yāmtsi 18 intsu no yāmor yāmu no kakraupau : cew rano weñau ṣeme-pälsko päklyauṣso : tane ksa wnolme kektsentsa yolo yāmäṃ : reki palskosa yāmtär yāmor yo-
b5-lainä 19 cew yāmorsa prāskaṃ māka kwipenträ : onmiṃ yamasträ ykāṃṣanträ pest tärkänaṃ : se yāmor yāmu kakkraupau mäsketrä : ktow ramt śäkt(ā)lye postäṃ aiśai yāmu : 20 k(us)e
b6no yāmor kakraupau no yāmu mäk(t)e yäknesa kärsanalle weñau : tane kuse w〈n〉olme mamāntäṣ cew palskosa : reki kca weṣṣäṃ yolo yāmtsi ñeweträ 21 no yamaṣäṃ m(ā) tu
...(yāmtsi pyutkaṣṣäṃ)

(continues on PK AS 7D)

Translation

(continues from PK AS 7B)

a1(Being reborn in hell, these) [= PK AS 7B b7] beings live in that manner [9c] their whole life, then somehow they are redeemed. [9d] But what [is] the deed through which the beings here, [10a] [when] they are reborn in hell, live there half of their life? [10b] They are redeemed earlier to be sure from the hellish sufferings, [10c]
a2[and] it is not necessary for them to endure the whole suffering. [10d] [If] some beings do a bad deed [11a] and they accumulate it — how [is] the deed to be accumulated? — [11b] they are for sure afraid of this deed, they are disgusted, [11c]
a3they show remorse [and] feel shame inside themselves. [11d] But they do not entirely make a confession, they do not even [12a] behave indifferently, they cannot even get rid of it [= the deed]. [12b] [When] they are reborn in hell, because of the fruit of that deed, [12c]
a4they live half of their life [there], thereupon they fall out of hell. [12d] But what [is] the deed the beings here [13a] [when] they are reborn in hells fall out immediately after? [14b] [There are] some beings who have done a deed, [13c]
a5and by being reborn in hell it will be further accumulated by them. [13d] These ones are afraid because of this deed [and when] they feel remorse, [14a] they are also ashamed, are disgusted, feel revulsion; [14b] and even when their remorse become everyday more stinging, [14c]
a6they will not be able to definitely destroy that deed. [14d] Like in former times the d(eed) of king Ajātaśatru: [15a] He for sure killed [his] father, the great righteous king, [15b] [and] although such a horrible deed had been done by him, [15c] nevertheless
b1he felt remorse afterwards [and] felt revulsion. [15d] He spoke to the Buddha lord in a language [lit. tongue] making clear [his] cr(ime). [16a] With Brahmasvara voice [the Buddha] the best of all among the speakers [i.e., teachers], [16b] the king of the sages, the one who loves the whole world, [16c] in order to show love to the world,
b2he revealed this lesson in a stanza: [16d] “Even [if] horrible deeds have been done, [17a] by self reproach they become entirely annihilated, [17b] [and] by making [them] public [and] by restrain. And because of that [17c] I tell the pulling-out of it
b3until the root.” [17d] By whom a deed of this kind may have been done, [18a] even [if] he is reborn in hell, quickly he will be redeemed completely. [18b] Therefore it [is] the duty of the wise one to reproach his own bad deeds, [18c] [and] to dissociate [oneself]
b4from that. [18d] But what [is] the deed done but not accumulated? [19a] This also I will tell. Listen (pl.) attentively [lit. with unified mind]! [19b] [If] some being here does evil with the body, [19c] [understood that] with word [and] mind he does do
b5a bad deed on his behalf, [19d] [if] he is afraid because of this deed [and] much ashamed, [20a] [if] he feels remorse, feels disgusted, [and] gets rid of it, [20b] this deed remains as done but not accumulated, [20c] like a seed that is sown, [but] not cared for afterwards. [20d] But what
b6[is] the deed accumulated but not done? [21a] In which manner it is to be understood, I will tell it: [21c] the being here who, with such malicious mind, [21c] says some word [and] roars to do evil, [21d] but he does not do it [and] (he takes) no (measure to do) it [22a] [cf. PK AS 7D a1]

(continues on PK AS 7D)

Philological commentary

The meter is 4 x 12 (5/7).

a2. ykāṃṣñenträ is a verse form with simplification of the geminate of the suffix and further syncope of medial ä.

a5. Sieg 1938: 11 proposed to correct the subjunctive mrauskantär into a present mrausknantär, but the context does allow a subjunctive reading because it belongs to a long protasis where there are other subjunctive forms. In any case, even a present form mrausknantär would not show a correct spelling. The spelling here is rather due to confusion with the archaic original (see below).

a6. After ceu an 〈a〉 is very clearly visible before the lacuna, so that reading and restoration by Sieg 1938: 11 are excluded.

b3. It remains totally uncertain whether the lacuna contained an anusvāra. Both demonstratives se and seṃ seem equally possible.

b4-5. The correction by Sieg 1938: 13, adding a negation at the end of the pāda 19d, is not supported by the manuscript or by the Sanskrit parallel. He may have been led to this assumption in order to make a difference against the following case about a deed not accomplished physically but in mind and in speech. Here, however, we do not have such an opposition, although the Tocharian redactor anticipated the following case somehow by mentioning mind and speech here as well. But note the subtle difference in construction between a substantive with active verbal form (= body) and adjectival phase with middle verbal form (= word and mind), i.e., making a difference between external and internal point of view. Actually, the notion of a deed done unintentionally follows in the next fragment PK AS 7D a5 [26ab].

Linguistic commentary

In general, the language is of the standard type; however, we find many archaic spellings as well as colloquialisms and even hypercorrect forms, but inconsistently so. Accordingly, this manuscript seems to have been copied from an archaic one by an inattentive scribe. Real archaisms are: läkle (a2), tärkänaṃ (a3, b5), pest (a3, b2, b3, b5), ykāṃṣäṃññenträ (a5), and preservation of final several times in colon- and pāda-final position; false archaisms are: ntä (a1 for nta), weñentänne (b1 for weñentanne); colloquialisms are: nreyṣṣana (a1), nreyne (a3), cmelyesa (a5). On the other hand, tsälpentre instead of tsälpenträ (a1) and mamāntäṣ instead of mamāntaṣ (b6) may simply be mistakes.

References

Lévi 1933: 86-87, 100-101; Sieg 1938: 10-14; Pinault 2007: 209-212.
Translation: a1-2 Peyrot 2013: 313; a2 Peyrot 2013: 686; a2-3 Peyrot 2013: 686; a3-4 Peyrot 2013: 686; a4 Peyrot 2013: 686; a4-6 Peyrot 2013: 715; b2-3 Peyrot 2013: 346; b3 Peyrot 2013: 347; b4 Peyrot 2013: 657, 685; b4-5 Peyrot 2013: 685; b6 Peyrot 2013: 657.

Editor

Georges-Jean Pinault (in collaboration with Melanie Malzahn and Michaël Peyrot)

Date of online publication: February 2012

Bibliography

Lévi 1932

Lévi, Sylvain, 1932: Mahākarmavibhaṅga (La grande classification des actes) et Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa (Discussion sur le Mahā Karmavibhaṅga), Paris: Ernest Leroux.

Lévi 1933

Lévi, Sylvain, 1933: Fragments de textes koutchéens. Udānavarga, Udānastotra, Udānālaṁkāra et Karmavibhaṅga, publiés et traduits avec un vocabulaire et une introduction sur le «tokharien» par M. Sylvain Lévi, Paris: Imprimerie Nationale.

Peyrot 2013

Peyrot, Michaël, 2013: The Tocharian subjunctive, A study in syntax and verbal stem formation. (Brill’s Studies in Indo-European Languages & Linguistics 8.) Leiden / Boston: Brill.

Pinault 2007

Pinault, Georges-Jean, 2007: "Concordance des manuscrits tokhariens du fonds Pelliot", Instrumenta Tocharica, ed. by Melanie Malzahn, Heidelberg: Winter, 163-219.

Sieg 1938

Sieg, Emil, 1938: "Die Kutschischen Karmavibhaṅga-Texte der Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris", Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Sprachforschung 65, 1-54.

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