Translation of the Samaññaphala Sutta

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The manuscript consists of Gogerly's translation of the Samaññaphala Sutta. Written in Gogerly's hand, possibly in Sri Lanka (Ceylon), date unknown. The item consists of 22 pieces, of which 13 comes in loose foolscap sheets (11 double and 2 single), whereas the remaining 9 - in notebook format. Translated from Pāli or Sinhalese. The translation includes many corrections and notes in red. The Samaññaphala sutta discourse tells the story of the King Ajātasattu, the son and successor of the King Bimbisāra of Magadha, who posed the following question to many Indian spiritual teachers: What is the benefit of living a contemplative life? Being dissatisfied with their answers, the king later posed this question to the Buddha whose answer motivated the king to become a lay follower of the Buddha. 32cmX20.5cm and 20.3cmX16.5cm.

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