The Avadanasataka (A Hundred Glorious Deeds) is an anthology of one hundred biographical stories in Sanskrit from the first to second centuries C.E.
The stories are thematically organized into ten “books” that portray the truth of the doctrine of KARMA (ACTION) and the power of religious Dana (GIVING), Faith, and devotion.
An earlier version is preserved in Chinese (Taisho no. 200).
The Avadānaśataka or "Century of Noble Deeds (Avadāna)" is an anthology in Sanskrit of one hundred Buddhist legends, approximately dating to the same time as the Ashokavadana. The work may be from the Mulasarvastivada school.
See also: Avadana; Divyavadana; Jataka
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