Handwritten Translation of the Saccavibhaṅga Sutta

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The manuscript is the preparatory version of the Saccavibhaṅga sutta translation for publication in 1840, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Ceylon) (see DJG/3/1/2). The translation seems to be transcribed by an unknown author, place and date unknown. Translated from Sinhalese as early as 1837 in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). The manuscript is 10 loose foolscap sheets; the text is written on one side only; pages numbered. The Saccavibhaṅga sutta belongs to the Mahā Pirit Pota ('The Great Book of Protection'), which is a Theravāda Buddhist text of rituals to be performed on particular occasions in Sri Lanka for spiritual and physical protection. 32cmX19.8cm.

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