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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agga aggam agganna agrarian society appeared appointed Arahant ascetic audience Bharadvaja Brahmanical classes Brahmanical view brahmins Buddha Buddhist monasticism Buddhist texts called cited compound context cosmogony CPD s.v. creeper Dhamma earth-essence eating etymologies four classes fragrant earth gather rice gerund given glosses Gombrich groups hierarchical models hierarchy Impossible Thing Indian interpretation Introduction king Pasenadi kingship KRN Coll ksatriya ksatriya class language later Mahasammata Majjhima Nikaya Mauryan empire mean Mon.W monastic monks motif mouth Msv Vin narrative Nikaya nirukti Olivelle Pacittiya Pacittiya 23 Pali texts parable Parajika Pasenadi Patimokkha perhaps phrase Phyllis Granoff plural primary reading redacted refer relevant rendering Rhys Davids Sakyans samanna sammata sammuti Sanskrit seems Sekhiya sense settha social storing food story of origins sub-commentary suggests Sutta Sutta Nipata T.W. Rhys Davids term tradition translation vais'ya vanna Vasettha Veda Vedic verb Vinaya Vism word