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Major Buddhist monastic disciplinary texts are, for the 1st time, translated into English. they're revealed on dealing with pages for ease of comparability. one of many texts is that of a really early Buddhist tuition first showing within the 4th century B.C., and the opposite is one now not pointed out within the documents until eventually the seventh century A.D. The contrasting texts therefore spotlight the improvement of Buddhist sectarian practices.Two introductory chapters precede the translated Sutras. the 1st offers an summary of the increase of Buddhist monsticism; analyzes Vinaya, that element of the Buddhist canon regulating the lifetime of priests and nuns; and provisionaly identifies the problematics inherent in Pratimoksa examine, pointing, the right way to wanted examine. the second one bankruptcy describes how the 2 translated Sutras have been discovered and edited.

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The syntax is sometimes at divergence. 5. Banerjee (and this is rare) has made an incorrect reconstruction. Now it is obvious that of these categories, none but point 5 alters the meaning of Banerjee's text in any way. We should note, however, that the Mulasarvastivadin text did not pose nearly as much of a grammatical obstacle as the Mahasamghika, thus providing perhaps less challenge to the editor. There seems no question that the text, grammatically, is considerably removed from strong Prakritic influences.

Also see Oldenberg, The Vinaya Pitakam, Vol. II, pp. 2), and H. Kern, Manual of Indian Buddhism, reprint (Delhi: Indological Book House, 1968), p. 83. 26 These are mentioned outside the Vinaya. See Kern, Manual of Indian Buddhism, p. 83. 27 Oldenberg, The Vinaya Pitakam, Vol. I, p. 1-2), and Vol. II, p. 167 (Cullavagga VI. 3-4). , Vol. II, p. 146 (Cullavagga VI. 2). 29 S. Dutt, Buddhist Monks and Monasteries of India, p. 93. , p. 97. 31 On this point, see, for example, Sukumar Dutt, The Buddha and Five After Centuries (London: Luzac & Company, 1957), p.

60. 24 See Oldenberg, The Vinaya Pitakam, Vol. I, pp. 6) and Vol. II, p. 159 (Cullavagga VIA 10); see also S. Dutt, Early Buddhist Monachism, pp. 150-151. 25 S. Dutt, Early Buddhist Monachism, pp. 154-156. I have tried to correct some of Dutt's mistakes here. Also see Oldenberg, The Vinaya Pitakam, Vol. II, pp. 2), and H. Kern, Manual of Indian Buddhism, reprint (Delhi: Indological Book House, 1968), p. 83. 26 These are mentioned outside the Vinaya. See Kern, Manual of Indian Buddhism, p. 83. 27 Oldenberg, The Vinaya Pitakam, Vol.

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