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Re: Technical term sought

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  • sakyaputtiyo
    Friend, the regulation is called pa~n~natti. First regulation is called muulapa~n~atti. The later amendments are called anupa~n~natti. Bhante sobhana
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 2, 2011
      Friend,
      the regulation is called pa~n~natti. First regulation is called muulapa~n~atti. The later amendments are called anupa~n~natti.
      Bhante sobhana


      --- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, "Stephen Hodge" <s.hodge@...> wrote:
      >
      > Dear All,
      >
      > I am trying to find (if it exists) the Pali term which corresponds to
      > something I have come across in Tibetan & Chinese. The term I have could be
      > translated as "incremental regulation" where "incremental" may be "krama /
      > krame.na" in Skt, but I do not know what the whole phrase could have been.
      >
      > What this connotes is the way the Buddha would stipulate regulations
      > incrementally or gradually as the need arose (arthotpatti) to cover all
      > eventualities. For example, he would regulate against behaviour X, but
      > ingenious monks would find a way around that and think it was OK to do
      > something similar but not quite the same. The Buddha would then regulate
      > against that, but then the naive monks would do something else circumventing
      > the new rule. And so on.
      >
      > So, was this method of rule-making ever labelled in Pali exegetical
      > literature ?
      >
      > Best wishes,
      > Stephen Hodge
      >
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