Monday, June 6, 2011

Tripitaka Koreana Millenium

The engraving of the world-renowned collection of the Buddhist sutras "was begun in 1011, during the second year of the reign of King Hyeonjong, and completed in 1087 in the Goryeo Kingdom (918-1392)— Exhibition marks 1,000th anniversary of First Tripitaka.

The Tripitaka Koreana "is the world's most comprehensive and oldest intact version of Buddhist canon in Hanja script, with no known errors or errata in the 52,382,960 characters which are organized in over 1496 titles and 6568 volumes." Below, a photo from the temple where it is housed — Haein Temple: 1,000-Year-Old Monastery With Tripitaka Koreana:

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The claim that it has no errata is pretty impressive. Even the records I am translating from which are more recent have known errata.

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