By Charles S. Prebish

Major monastic texts, from 4th and seventh centuries CE. introductory chapters, notes, and concordance. rep. 1974 ed.

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4. 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.

1961), pp. 1). 95 B. C. Law, A History of Pali Literature, 2 vols. , 1933), Vol. I, p. 21. 96 S. Dutt, Early Buddhist Monachism, p. 76. 97 Pachow, A Comparative Study of the Pratimoksa, Vol. IV, 1, pp. 25-26. 98 Gokuldas De, Democracy in Early Buddhist Samgha (Calcutta: Calcutta University Press, 1955), p. 61. The brackets are mine. 99 S. Dutt, Early Buddhist Monachism, p. 84. 100 This is pointed out by several scholars. For example, see De, Democracy in Early Buddhist Samgha, p. 63. 101 For an example of this nidana, refer to pp.

The Rise of Buddhist Monasticism 33 85 V. Trenckner, ed.. The Majjhima Nikaya, Vol. S.. 1964), p. 33. 86 See Frauwallner, The Earliest Vinaya, p. 79. Rhys Davids and Oldenberg in Vinaya Texts, Vol. I, pp. xv-xvi, regard the formulary as part of the Old Commentary [Padabhajaniya], but there is little basis for this. Also see Oldenberg, The Vinaya Pitakam, Vol. I, p. " 87 S. Dutt, Early Buddhist Monachism, p. 75. The brackets are mine. 88 Oldenberg, The Vinaya Pitakam, Vol. I, pp. xvi-xvii. , p. xvii.

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