Besnagar Pillar Inscription B re-interpreted

  title={Besnagar Pillar Inscription B re-interpreted},
  author={Laurence Austine Waddell},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society},
  pages={1031 - 1037}
  • L. Waddell
  • Published 1 October 1914
  • History
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
This Brahmanical religious record of the second century B.C., discovered by Mr. Marshall in 1908, is, I find, of considerable historical importance—firstly for the light it throws upon the origin and development of Buddhist doctrine and terminology, and secondly for its manifestly containing the first instance I can find of the affixed medial vowel ri in a Sanskrit document. The occurrence of the ri is not recorded by Biihler in his Indian Paleography (eds. 1896,1904, table iii) before the… 



Trini (trimni ?) amuta-padani[ka]le (?) anuthitani 2. neya ti v[uttam ?] damam caga apramado

    Barnett's (JRAS. 1909

      Heliodoros] pledges himself to the three (cardinal virtues ?), the observance of which leads to immortality, (viz.) selfconstraint, liberality, and modesty