Tentative Translation of the Brahmajāla Sutta

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The notebook contains a fragment from Gogerly's tentative translation of the Brahmajāla-sutta. Transcribed by an unknown author, place and date unknown. Translated from Pāli or Sinhalese. The text is 5 pages, the remaining 68 pages are left blank. The sutta discusses two main topics: 1) the elaboration of the Ten Precepts (Cūḷa-sīla), the Middle Precepts (Majjhima-sīla), and the Great Precepts (Mahā-sīla); 2) the 62 beliefs (diṭṭhi) which are devoutly practised by ascetics in India. Approx. 22cmX14cm.