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Sacred Books of the Buddhists
Volume II

Digha Nikaya

Dialogues of the Buddha
Part I

Sutta 7

Jaliya Suttantam

Is the Soul Distinct from the Body?

Translated from the Pali by T.W. Rhys Davids

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Originally published under the patronage of
His Majesty King Chulalankarana,
King of Siam
by The Pali Text Society, Oxford



[1] [This Sutta having been incorporated, word for word, as §§ 15-19, inclusive, in the last Sutta, the reader is referred to the translation given there.

The Mahali Sutta must have already included, when the Digha was put together, this Jaliya episode. For there would otherwise be no reason for the Mahali Sutta being put into the Silakkhanda Vagga, the Silas being contained only in that episode.

Why then should the episode appear also again, in full, as a separate Sutta? Is it merely because of the importance of the question? We have another instance of a similar kind, where the episode of Nigrodha's question, only referred to at § 23. of the Kassapa-Sihanada Sutta, is set out afterwards, in full, in the Udumbarika Sihanada Sutta (No. 25 in the Digha). But there the whole episode is not given twice in full. Such cross-references are fairly frequent in the Pitakas, and are of importance for the history of the literature. One of the most striking cases is where the Sanyutta quotes a Sutta, now contained in the Digha, by name. (Sakkapanha Sutta, S. III, 13; compare Sum. I, 51; Mil. 350.)]



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