XX. The so-called “Mahāpadāna” Suttanta and the Date of the Pāli Canon

  title={XX. The so-called “Mahāpadāna” Suttanta and the Date of the Pāli Canon},
  author={Laurence Austine Waddell},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society},
  pages={661 - 680}
  • L. Waddell
  • Published 1 July 1914
  • Education
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
To students of Buddhism and Comparative Religion desirous of knowing Buddha's own views and teaching from his own words, it is extremely disconcerting to find that the Pāli Canon can no longer be regarded as the actual “Word” and Doctrine of Buddha himself. It has been conclusively established by the researches of Kern, Minayef, Senart, Feer, Poussin, Lefmann, Winternitz, R. O. Franke, and others (including the writer) that the Pāli Canon is a mosaic of material belonging to different ages and… 
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