Sacred Books of the Buddhists
Dialogues of the Buddha
Is the Soul Distinct from the Body?
Translated from the Pali by T.W. Rhys Davids
Originally published under the patronage of
His Majesty King Chulaalankarana,
King of Siam
by The Pali Text Society, Oxford
The Mahaali Sutta must have already included, when the Diigha was put together, this Jaaliya episode. For there would otherwise be no reason for the Mahaali Sutta being put into the Siilakkhanda Vagga, the Siilas 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-Siihanaada Sutta, is set out afterwards, in full, in the Udumbariika Siihanaada Sutta (No. 25 in the Diigha). But there the whole episode is not given twice in full. Such cross-references are fairly frequent in the Pi.takas, and are of importance for the history of the literature. One of the most striking cases is where the Sa'nyutta quotes a Sutta, now contained in the Diigha, by name. (Sakkapa~nha Sutta, S. III, 13; compare Sum. I, 51; Mil. 350.)]
[Contents ] [Preface ] [#1. Brahma-gaala Suttanta: ] [#2. Saama~n~na-phala Suttanta: ] [#3. The Amba.t.tha Suttanta: ] [#4. The So.nada.n.da Suttanta: ] [#5. The Kuu.tadanta Suttanta: ] [#6. The Mahaali Suttanta: ] [#7. Gaaliva Suttanta: ] [#8. Kassapa-Siihanaada Suttanta: ] [#9. The Po.t.thapaada Suttanta: ] [#10. Subha Suttanta: ] [#11. Kevaddha Suttanta: ] [#12. Lohikka Suttanta: ] [#13. Tevigga Suttanta: ]