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  • 1 Faculty of Humanities of Xinjiang University, Shengli Road 666 Tianshan District of Urumqi, Xinjiang, P.R.C., 830046
  • 2 Ghent Center for Buddhist Studies, • Academia Turfanica, P.R.C., Belgium
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In this paper five new and unpublished fragments of a Buddhist sutra in Uighur script will be presented. According to our research, they belong to The Scripture of the Divine Spell of the Eight Yang of Heaven and Earth Spoken by the Buddha, i.e., säkiz yükmäkyaruq sudur (SYY) (Fo shuo tiandi bayang shenzhou jing 佛說天地八陽神咒經, T85n2897). The first three fragments (T2 a/b, T3, T4) from Turfan were discovered by our technicians during their protection work of the cultural relics section while they were classifying, cleaning and repairing other objects. Due to several reasons, these documents have not been numbered up to now. Advised by our technicians we have numbered them with the capital letter T. Two fragments (U1895 a/b and U1896 a/b) belong to the Turfan Collection of Berlin. The paper mainly gives transcriptions, translations, and notes.

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