Translation of the Mahāvagga: the portion for publication

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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. Blue paper, brown ink; written on both sides of a sheet. The translation has 8 pages, the rsmaining 39 being left blank. The front cover is made from two sheets of manuscript offprints. 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. 32cmX20cm.

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