General condition: Relatively well preserved scroll with parts of its right side missing. Especially part 2 lacks big portions of its right margin. The handwriting is quite carelessly done and sometimes difficult to read. According to its script and contents this fragment could be part of the same scroll and text as fr. 4.
Measurements:15,5 cm x 37, 5 cm 61 lines on r, 37 lines on v 40 a/l on r and v
Hands: Both sides are written by the same scribe 5.
Contents: On both sides one dogmatical text is written, discussing several topics, among them the character of sukha which is said to be intermingled with different sorts of suffering.
Non-canonical scholastic texts, Group A
The text belongs to a group of not identified scholastic texts which share a certain number of common features (= group A). This group is formed by the fragments 4, 6 and 11, whereby fragments 4 and 11 are likely to be parts of the same scroll and text. Both are written by the same scribe and contain partially identical or closely related passages. With regard to its contents fragment 6 which is, however, very poorly preserved belongs to the same (class of) text(s). According to its script and format it is, however, part of a different scroll.
A major part of the text is devoted to the definition of different kinds of sukha / suha “happiness, bliss” and their relationship to each other and to dukha “suffering”. Repeatedly sukha is characterized as dukhavidimiśa (Skt. duḥkhavyatimiśra) “mixed with suffering”. Among others, terms like viveǵasuha (Skt. vivekasukha), veragasuha (Skt. vairāgyasukha), kamasuha (Skt. kāmasukha) are used to characterize these types of bliss.