Buddist India

Buddist India

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...upon, certain selected passages. And of these he, most fortunately, gives the names. They are as follows: Ariya-vasdni (now found in the Dlgha Nikaya, in the portion called the Sangiti Suttanta). Andgata-bhaydni (now found in the Anguttara Nikaya, vol. iii. pp. 105-108). Muni Gdthd (now found in the Sutta Nipata, verses 206-220). Moneyya Sutta (now found in the Iti-vuttaka, p. 67, and also in the Anguttara Nikaya, vol. i. p. 272). Upatissa Pasina.--" The question put by Upa tissa" (more commonly known as Sariputta). There are so many such questions in the books that opinions differ as to which of them is the one most probably referred to. There is a word at the commencement of this list which may either be an adjective applied to the whole list, or the name of another passage. However this may be, this Edict of Asoka's gives the actual titles of some of the shorter passages included, in his time, in those books, the larger divisions of which are mentioned in the inscriptions just referred to. Now the existing literature, divided into the same larger divisions, contains also the shorter passages. To suppose that it was composed in Ceylon is to suppose that, by an extraordinary series of chances, the Ceylon writers happened to hit upon just the identical technical terms, two of them then almost fallen out of use, that had been used in these old inscriptions (of which they knew nothing) for the names they gave to the larger divisions of the literature they made. And we must further suppose that, by another extraordinary series of chances, they happened to include in those divisions a number of shorter passages, each of them corresponding exactly to those mentioned by name, long before their time, in Asoka's Edict, of which also...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236768760
  • 9781236768766