<i>Mahāparinibbāna-sutta</i>における七不衰退法について  [in Japanese] On the Seven Conditions for Non-decline in the <i>Mahāparinibbāna-sutta</i>  [in Japanese]

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<p>The seven conditions for non-decline (<i>satta aparihāniyā dhammā</i>) at the beginning of the <i>Mahāparinibbāna-sutta</i> (hereafter MPS) are items that bring harmony and prosperity to the Sangha. There are five sets of seven conditions for non-decline and a set of six conditions for non-decline. They can be categorized into community norms and personal practice items.</p><p>However, what kind of relationship is there between items for community harmony and items to be practiced personally? To get to the heart of the questions relating to this issue, first we need to examine the <i>MN Sāmagāma-sutta</i>; it clearly shows that the Sangha should agree upon its path of practice, especially with regard to the thirty-seven <i>bodhi-pakkhiyā dhammā</i>. Thus, it seems reasonable to conclude that four pairs of practical items had to be presented at the beginning of the MPS in order to prevent controversy about the path of practice from occurring in the Sangha after the Buddha's death.</p>

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  • Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies (Indogaku Bukkyogaku Kenkyu)

    Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies (Indogaku Bukkyogaku Kenkyu) 67(2), 1036-1033, 2019

    Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130007709817
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00018579
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • ISSN
    0019-4344
  • NDL Article ID
    029608366
  • NDL Call No.
    Z9-55
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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