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Buddhist Monastic Code I
Thanissaro Bhikkhu
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Primary sources

For the Pali Canon, I have used the Thai edition published in Bangkok by Mahāmakut Rājavidyālaya Press and the BUDSIR CD-ROM version prepared by Mahidol University; the European edition edited by Hermann Oldenberg and published in England by the Pali Text Society; and the version of the Sri Lankan edition made available online by the Journal of Buddhist Ethics. For readings from the Sixth Council Burmese edition, I have relied on the help of Thomas Patton.

For the Pali commentaries, I have used the Thai editions of the Samantapāsādikā, the Sāratthadīpanī, and the Atthayojanā published in Bangkok by Mahāmakut Rājavidyālaya Press; the Thai edition of the Vimati-vinodanī published in Bangkok by the Bhūmibalo Foundation Press; the PTS edition of the Samantapāsādikā, edited by J. Takakusu, Makoto Nagai, and Kogen Mizuno; the PTS edition of the Kaṅkhā-vitaraṇī, edited by Dorothy Maskell; the Harvard Oriental Series' edition of the Visuddhimagga, edited by Henry Clarke Warren and Dharmananda Kosambi; and the Thai edition of the Kaṅkhā-vitaraṇī-purāṇa-ṭīkā and the Kaṅkhā-vitaraṇ-abhinava-ṭīkā published in Bangkok by Mahāchulālongkorn Rājavidyālaya.

Secondary sources and translations

Amarābhirakkhit (Amaro Koed), Phra. Pubbasikkhā-vaṇṇanā (in Thai). Bangkok: Mahāmakut Rājavidyālaya Press, 1970.

Bodhi, Bhikkhu, trans. The Discourse on the Fruits of Recluseship: The Sāmaññaphala Sutta and its Commentaries. Kandy: Buddhist Publication Society, 1989.

Buddhaghosa, Bhadantācariya. The Path of Purification (Visuddhimagga). Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoli. Kandy: Buddhist Publication Society, 1975.

__________. Samanta-Pāsādikā. 7 vols. Translated from the Pali into Thai by H. H. the Supreme Patriarch, Juan Utthayi Mahathera. Bangkok Mahāmakut Rājavidyālaya Press, 1974-85.

Dhirasekhera, Jotiya. Buddhist Monastic Discipline: A Study of its Origins and Development in Relation to the Sutta and Vinaya Piṭakas. Colombo: M. D. Gunasena, 1982.

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Holt, John C. Discipline: The Canonical Buddhism of the Vinayapiṭaka. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1981.

Horner, I. B., trans. The Book of Discipline. 6 vols. London: Pali Text Society, 1970-86.

Jacobi, Hermann, trans. Jaina Sūtras. 2 vols. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1989.

Jayawickrama, n.a., trans. The Inception of Discipline and the Vinaya Nidāna. London: Pali Text Society, 1986.

Ñāṇadassana, Bhikkhu. When Is Dawn (aruṇa)? When Is Dawnrise (aruṇuggamana)? Dehiwala: Sridevi Printers, 2002.

Ñāṇamoli, Bhikkhu. The Life of the Buddha. Kandy: Buddhist Publication Society, 1972.

__________, trans. The Pāṭimokkha: 227 Fundamental Rules of a Bhikkhu. Bangkok: The Social Science Association, 1966.

Pachow, W. A Comparative Study of the Prātimokḍa Sūtra. Santiniketan: Sino-Indian Cultural Society, 1958.

Prebish, Charles S. Buddhist Monastic Discipline: The Sanskrit Prātimokḍa Sūtras of the Mahāsāṃghikas and Mūlasarvāstivādins. University Park: Pennsylvania University Press, 1975.

Pruitt, William, ed.; Norman, K.R., trans. The Pātimokkha. Oxford: Pali Text Society, 2001.

Vajirañā˚avarorasa, Krom Phraya. The Entrance to the Vinaya (Vinaya-mukha). 3 vols. Translated from the Thai. Bangkok: Mahāmakut Rājavidyālaya Press, 1969-83.

__________. Ordination Procedure and Preliminary Duties of a New Bhikkhu. Translated from the Thai. Bangkok: Mahāmakut Rājavidyālaya Press, 1989.

__________. Vinaya-mukha (in Thai). 3 vols. Bangkok: Mahāmakut Rājavidyālaya Press, 1992.

Warder, A. K. Indian Buddhism. 2d. ed. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1980.

__________. Introduction to Pali. 2d. ed. London: Pali Text Society, 1974.

__________. Outline of Indian Philosophy. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1971.

Wijayaratna, Mohan. Buddhist Monastic Life. Translated from the French by Claude Grangier and Steven Collins. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.