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Buddha Jayanti Tripitaka Series, Volumes I & II
An edition of the Bhikkhu Pātimokkha, or Regulations for Buddhist monks drawn from the Suttavibhanga, in Roman and Sinhala letters.
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The readings for this edition of the Bhikkhupātimokkhapāḷi are substantially a transliteration of the text of the rules as they appear in Pārājikapāḷi & Pācittiyapāḷi, which constitute the first two volumes in the Buddha Jayanti Tripitaka Series (Vols I & II(I)). The Pātimokkha is not printed there as a separate item but is embedded within the Suttavibhaṅgha, which contains, wherever appropriate, the origin stories, the various recensions the rules went through, the final rule, the permutations, the exceptions, and a word commentary on the rule itself.
The BJT editors were somewhat inconsistent in providing titles for the rules, and in certain cases omitted them altogether. The deficiency in this regard has been made up from the Burmese edition of the text as printed in the Chaṭṭha Saṅgāyana CD-ROM (Version 3). In the original edition there were many cases where the text was inconsistent in its use of punctuation and layout. Here an attempt has been made to present a more standardized version of the text in this regard, but these sort of changes have not been noted. Other changes and corrections made by the present editor that affect the substance of the text have been recorded in the notes.
last updated: March 2007