Translation of the Mahāvagga 2

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The manuscript is an original Gogerly translation of the Mahāvagga text. Written in Sri Lanka (Ceylon); date unknown. It includes an English translation and the text written in the Sinhalese script. Brown ink; written mainly on one page side; the text has many corrections and notes. Slightly fragile. The translation is 17 pages, whereas the remaining 8 pages of the notebook are left blank. The Mahāvagga is the first volume of the Theravādin Buddhist Khaṇḍhaka book (from the Vinaya Piṭaka), and includes accounts of the Buddha's and his great disciples' awakenings, as well as rules for uposatha days (days of mindful observance) and monastic ordination. Approx. 21cmX16cm.

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