Citation

Patrick Olivelle jpo at UTS.CC.UTEXAS.EDU
Sun Dec 16 09:24:33 EST 2012


Yes, I should have written "bhikṣavo". Thanks to all who responded with great leads.

Patrick



On Dec 15, 2012, at 9:17 PM, Hock, Hans Henrich wrote:

> Except that bhikkhave, the putative source for the Sanskrit word, is normal in Pali texts.
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> Cheers,
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> Hans Henrich Hock
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> On 15 Dec 2012, at 19:44, Arlo Griffiths wrote:
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>> Dear Patrick,
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>> Your bhikṣave needs rather to be (emended to) bhikṣavo. Similar phrases occur at:
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>> Mahāvastu-Avadāna 3.448
>> ... paśyāmy ahaṃ bhikṣavaḥ divyena cakṣuṣā viśuddhenātikrāntamānuṣyakena satvāṃ cyavantāṃ upapadyantāṃ suvarṇāṃ durvavarṇāṃ sugatāṃ durgatāṃ hīnāṃ praṇītāṃ yathākarmopagāṃ satvāṃ prajānāmi na ca punaḥ ahaṃ evaṃ vadāmi ...
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>> Saṃghabhedavastu I 158 (in the Sermon of the Buddha on the unreality of the Self)
>> ... paśyāmy ahaṃ bhikṣavo divyena cakṣuṣā viśuddhenātikrāntamānuṣeṇa satvān; paśyāmi cyavamānān apy upapadyamānān api suvarṇān api, durvarṇān api, hīnān api, praṇītān api, sugatim api gacchato, durgatim api gacchataḥ; yathākarmopagān satvān yathābhūtān prajānāmi; amī bhavantaḥ satvāḥ kāyaduścaritena samanvāgatā vāṅmanoduścaritena samanvāgatā āryāṇām apavādakāḥ, mithyādṛṣṭayaḥ mithyādṛṣṭikarmadharmasamādānahetos taddhetutatpratyayaṃ kāyasya bhedāt paraṃ maraṇād apāyadurgativinipātaṃ narakeṣūpapadyante ...
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>> Best wishes,
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>> Arlo Griffiths
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>> > Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2012 09:30:08 -0600
>> > From: jpo at UTS.CC.UTEXAS.EDU
>> > Subject: [INDOLOGY] Citation
>> > To: INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk
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>> > Friends:
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>> > I have what appears to be a citation from a Buddhist work by Medhātithi, the great commentator of Manu. On Manu 2.6 (Jha's ed. p. 57) he cites: "paśyāmy ahaṃ bhikṣave divyena cakṣuṣā sugatiṃ durgatiṃ ca."
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>> > Jha reads "bhikṣūṇāṃ", but this is probably an error. I have emended it following five manuscript readings given in the Gharpure edition.
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>> > Thanks for any leads. Best,
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>> > Patrick
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