Which manner of Mahaparinirvana Sutra at Gandhara? [found in a Khotan area of Chinese Turkistan}
Apparently the only really Mahayana text found amongst the Gandhara scrolls is "a" Mahayana Mahaparinirvana Sutr
a. I feel like Clinton because I need to define the word "a". So my question to you is - what manner of Mahaparinirvana Sutra
at Gandhara? Is it mainly the Nikaya version only tarted up a little, like the Buddha Biography that introduces the Jatakas, or is it all out full frontal Flower Ornament Sutra tesseract to the Outer Limits?
See page 142 "New manuscripts sources for the study of Gandhara Buddhism" by Richard Solomon in
Behrendt, Kurt A, and Brancaccio. Gandharan Buddhism Archaeology, Art, and Texts
. Vancouver [B.C.]: UBC Press, 2006.http://www.amazon.com/dp/0774810807/ref=pe_385040_30332190_pe_175190_21431760_M3T1_ST1_dp_1