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Aryas'ura

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Aryas´ura: Arya Shura;Āryaśūra was a fourth-century C.E. Sanskrit poet.

His famous work, the JATAKAMALA (Garland of Jatakas), contains thirty-four stories about the noble deeds of the Buddha in previous incarnations, exemplifying in particular the PARAMITA (PERFECTION) of generosity, morality, and patience. Written in prose interspersed with verse, it is one of the Buddhist masterpieces of classical Sanskrit literature.

See also: Jataka; Sanskrit, Buddhist Literature in Bibliography Khoroche, Peter, trans. Once the Buddha Was a Monkey: AryaSuras Jatakamala. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989.

Peter Khoroche