Re: Technical term sought
the regulation is called pa~n~natti. First regulation is called muulapa~n~atti. The later amendments are called anupa~n~natti.
--- 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