Transltion of the Kūtadanta Sutta (part 2) and the Mahāli Sutta ('The Third Book')

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The notebook contains the translations of two suttas: Kūtadanta (part 2, for part 1 see DJG/3/4) and Mahāli. Written in Gogerly's hand, probably in Colombo, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), date unknown. The translation is 58 pages, with the last 2 pages of the notebook left blank. The Kūtadanta Sutta tells a story about a king called Mahāvījita, who wanted to organize a large-scale sacrifice to ensure his comfort and welfare for many years to come. The Mahāli Sutta features a discussion of the Buddha and the monk Mahāli on hearing heavenly sounds and seeing heavenly forms. 20.3cmX16.4cm.

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