Peter Skilling (Bangkok): Palm-leaf manuscripts: precious repositories of the Buddha's teachings
Peter Skilling, French School of Asian Studies (EFEO, Bangkok); Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
photo courtesy Santi Pakdeekham
A brief account of the transmission of the Buddha’s Dhamma-Vinaya from his lifetime to the Ratanakosin (Bangkok) period. It is a story of the transmission of the Dhamma from Rajagaha to Siam. It is a story of the development of an extraordinary manuscript culture – of the palm-leaf manuscripts which are precious repositories of the Buddha’s teachings.