Agga˝˝a Sutta

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Sahitya Akademi, 2001 - Buddhism - 101 pages
Agganna Sutta, Part Of Digha Nikaya, Is One Of The Early Texts Of Buddhism. It Has Seen A Couple Of English Translations, If Not More, Since The 19Th Century. It Was Even Referred To As The Buddhist řBook Of Genesis.ř Each Translation Presents The Original Text In A Different Shade. The Present Translation By Steven Collins, Focusses Its Attention On The Hidden Realities Of The Text. He Is Also Quite Sensitive To The Sheer Poetic Energy Of The Text; He Has Managed To Capture The Beauty Of The Cosmic Imagery Of The Original Without Resorting To The Easily Available řPoeticřMode Of Translation. This Text Can Be Read As One Of The Important Achievements Of Ancient Indian Literature, Where The Binary Opposition Between Literature And Philosophical Narrative Collapses.
 

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Contents

General Introduction
1
AS in relation to other early texts
16
The Story of Origins Monastic Life
24
The Structure of AS and Keywords
30
The Discourse on What is Primary
50
On the Word Mahāsammata
84
Is there a Social Contract in AS 2
93
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Page 101 - A History of Indian Literature, Vol. II (Buddhist Literature and Jaina Literature) (Calcutta, 1933).

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