We’ve been very lucky to receive the kind assistance of a number of volunteers through Discourse, and I’m wondering whether I can push my luck!
Today, while checking something else, I stumbled on a file in the “was meant to be done but got forgotten” folder. It’s a highly detailed and complete set of parallels for the verses of the Suttanipāta (Snp on SC).
The source text is:
Yajima, Michihiko (矢島道彦) “Suttanipata対応句索引 An Index to Parallel Verses and Padas of the Suttanipata collected from Buddhist, Jain, and Brahmanical Texts.” — In: Bulletin of the Institute of Buddhist Culture, Tsurumi University. - 2 (1997), 1, S. 1-97.
Thus far SC has not listed many verse parallels. Ayya @Vimala is addressing this by compiling a set of parallels for the Dhammapada. Adding the Suttanipāta to this would be tremendous.
The text is over 1,000 verses, and most verses have several parallels, so you can do the math. The data takes about 80 pages in the printed edition. So this is a job that will require care, patience, and attention to detail.
The file is a scanned pdf of moderate quality. I have OCR-d the text, and include the results. You can’t expect much from OCR in a case like this. Mostly the data will have to be entered by hand.
However the OCR did do a reasonable job of recognizing Chinese characters, so you should be able to enter these by cut and paste. Knowing Chinese will help, but it is not essential.
Let me know if anyone’s interested. Here are the files:
snp_ll.zip (2.6 MB)