Contents: Unidentified (part of a) text praising the Buddha in conventional phrases.
A Buddha praising text about prāśaṃsyasthānas
Another Buddha praising text is represented by Fragment 10. The text is divided into single sentences each of which is enumerating so called praaśahanas (Skt. prāśaṃsyasthāna, P. pāsaṃsaṭhāna) “praiseworthy things” of the Buddha. Although this term is used in canonical (cf. PTSD s.v. pāsaṃsa) and non-canonical literature, none of these references coincides with the Gāndhārī text. Almost all of the passages end in a phrase like cadurede suǵade praaśahana ◦ “Four are these praiseworthy things in a Buddha”. Due to the fragmentary state of the manuscript it is difficult to decide whether these sentences represent verses. The Buddha is characterized by attributes like nilinakileśa “whose passions are hidden” (P. nilīna + P. kilesa / S. kleśa), viśudhiprato “who has attained purity” (Skt. viśuddhiprāpta) or svadiaivadeasabuda „controlled through the power of mindfulness“ (P. satādhipateyya / Skt. smṛty° + P. saṃvuta / Skt. saṃvṛta).