What are the names of all the early Pali, Gandhari, Sanskrit, Chinese, Tibetan, etc., early textual sources?
Names of academic papers, books, resources, discussion threads, or texts on this specific topic are also welcome!
The “Authenticity of Early Buddhist Texts” book (found for free online here: https://ocbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/authenticity.pdf) identifies a rough list of “early Buddhist texts.”
- Digha Nikaya
- Majjhima Nikaya
- Samyutta Nikaya
- Anguttara Nikaya
- Sutta Nipāta
- Thera Gāthā
- Therī Gāthā
- Khandhakas: Mahavagga/Cullavagga
(Cred: AoEBT, @sujato, @Brahmali)
- Dirgha-agama (Dharmaguptaka; Chinese)
- Madhyama-agama (Sarvastivada; Chinese)
- Samyukta-agama (Sarvastivada; Chinese)
- Ekottara-agama (Mahasamghika; Chinese)
(Cred: animuseternal-Reddit user)
- The Four Buddhist Āgamas in Chinese – A Concordance of their Parts and of the Corresponding Counterparts in the Pāli Nikāyas - by Anesaki
- Dirgha-agama (Sarvastivada; Sanskrit)
(Source: animuseternal-Reddit user)
- The Comparative Catalogue of Chinese Āgamas and Pāli Nikāyas - by Akanuma Shinzen
Later Textual Sources
- Mahāyāna Sūtras
- Buddha biographies
- Historical chronicles
- Jātakas (some may be derived from EBT?)
- Commentaries (may contain some genuine historical information alongside much later invention)
Are there any texts that have significant early material that is not on this list?
Thank you in advance!