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B As we have it, the Parivara contains 19 chapters, whereas in his account of the first council Buddhaghosa states76 that the Parivara has 16 sections. After Chapter XIV, which deals with the Kathina regulations, the words parivdram nitthitam occur,77 which suggests that at one time the Parivara ended at that point, and the following chapters were added later. 80 In the first chapter of the Parivara (Mahavibhanga), every rule in the Mahavibhanga section of the Suttavibhanga is examined in the exact order in which it was laid down there, with special reference to the place in which it was promulgated.

V. BAPAT and. A. ), Shan-Chien-P'i-P'o-Sha, Poona 1970, p. 11. 17 Ed. T. W. RHYS DAVIDS and J. ESTUN CARPENTER, PTS London, Vol. I, 1890; Vol. II, 1903; J. ESTLIN CARPENTER, Vol. Ill, 1911. Tr. T. W. RHYS DAVIDS, Dialogues of the Buddha, SBB London, Vol. I, 1899; T. W. and C. A. F. RHYS DAVIDS, Vol. II, 1910; Vol. Ill, 1921; (German) K. E. , Vols. I, II, III, Munehen 1907, 1912, 1918. For an analysis of the text see PANDE, SOB, pp. 77—115. 18 See PANDE, SOB, pp. 77—115. The Pali Canon 33 (samddhi), and ending with the full knowledge (pannd) of the arahant.

2. 28 It is, however, possible to deduce that in some cases addition or interpolation has occurred. Most of the suttas in this vagga are legends rather than discourses, and they have features which show them to be later than the suttas of the first vagga, where the Buddha is only a man, alive or recently dead. e. Gotama and his six predecessors, are given as a preliminary to laying down the general conditions necessary for the arising of a Buddha, so that their whole course of actions is in accordance with the reign of law in the world (dhammatd).

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