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Not sure what the earliest copy is we have of the Lankavatara Sutra, but wondering if it can be found online for free in copy/pastable text format (i.e. not PDF or image).

I am looking through The Kangyur on Thlib but not finding it anywhere. Does it exist in the Kangyur even, is it this?

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Per Wikipedia there's a Multilingual edition, Bibliotheca Polyglotta, University of Oslo. You can use its UI to select how much is displayed -- i.e. one sentence or one chapter at a time, or the whole text at once -- and which laanguages. The Tibetan and Sanskrit versions are in Roman text, plus there seems to be three Chinese versions/editions, written using Chinese characters.

http://www.dsbcproject.org/ has machine-readable Sanskrit editions of various suttas, you could also try browsing there and/or writing to sanskrit@uwest.edu to ask them. I think that Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra might be also known as the Saddharmalankavatarasutram.

You're right though that what I see online is mostly non-text image scans.


Is my tibetan link correct do you know? http://www.thlib.org/encyclopedias/literary/canons/kt/catalog.php#cat=d/0108

It might be -- see the "Non-Tibetan Title" -- but I can't read the Tibetan to confirm that.

Also here is a copy from the link you posted:

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That more-or-less matches what the Tohoku catalog says on page 25:

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I say "more-or-less" because the page numbers match i.e. pages 56 through 191, however the section number is off by one (i.e. 108 instead of 107).

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