2006 年 54 巻 2 号 p. 984-977,1337
In the Dirgha-agama manuscript recently discovered in Gilgit, the Tridandi-sutra forms the first text of the last section named Silaskandhika. Up to now its existence was only known indirectly from quotations such as in the Abhidharmakosavyakhya by Yasomitra and the Abhidharmakosatika Upaika by Samathadeva. However, no sutra connected with the name Tridandin is found in Pali or in Chinese and Tibetan translations. I briefly report on the contents of this new sutra along with the second text, the Piingalatreya-sutra, which has a similar contents as the Tridandi-sutra, and on their position in the Dirgha-agama of the Sarvastivadin_Buddhist order. I also point out the similarity in structure of the Tridandi-sutra, as well as the Pingalatreya-sutra, with two Pali sutras, and speculate that they may have derived from a single source.