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Re: QUERY> Sutta Nipata Help

Dear Joseph,

You asked about Sn 1071 (1077)

The PTS edition (p. 206) reads hitva-m-an~n~am -

-m- being seen as anaphyctic sandhi consonant, which occasionally shortens long proceeding vowel (analogously to the law of mora).

The verse is given as example of this in Oberlies' reference grammar (Pali, Berlin 2001), on p. 126 (paragr. 25).

Kind regards  

B Scherer, PhD

Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies, McGill

Professor of Comparative Religion, CCCU, UK


QUERY> Sutta Nipata Help

Dear All,

I am using the CSCD and am looking at the Upasivasutta of the Sutta Nipata. The CSCD version of verse 1077 has "Ākiñcaññaṃ nissito hitvā maññaṃ". I don't have the PTS version. Could anyone tell me whether it has "hitva maññaṃ" instead of "hitvā maññaṃ"?


Joseph Walser

Department of Religion

Tufts Univeristy

SYMPOSIUM> The Present and Future of the Spread of Buddhism to the West (Muller)

Dear Colleagues,

The 65th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for Indian and Buddhist Studies, to be held on August 30-31 at Musashino University, will feature a symposium on August 29 that will provide perspectives on the global spread of Buddhism from four prominent overseas scholars:

1. Jessica Main, University of British Columbia

2. Gim Cheonhak, Dongguk University

3. Zhang Wenliang, Renmin University

4. Frederic Girard, École française d'Extrême-Orient

The session will be chaired by Kenneth Tanaka of Musashino University