The Mahāvagga

The Great Division

Translated by Khematto Bhikkhu

The Mahāvagga, according to the Royal Thai recension, is the fourth book of the Vinaya Piṭaka of the Pāḷi Canon. The Pāḷi used in this side-by-side translation is taken from that recension, via Digital Pāli Reader, with some variants mentioned. The translation follows the BMC—most of the passages translated there are copied more or less directly—with only minor deviations, usually in order to follow the Pāḷi word order more closely for ease of comparison. Some passages from the Commentary (in blue type) and Sub-commentary (in green type) have been included, to clarify the meaning of ambiguous passages or expand on points in the Canon.

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  • I  mahākhandhako: The Great Khandhaka
  • II  uposathakkhandhako: The Uposatha Khandhaka
  • III  vassūpanāyikakkhandhako: The Entering-for-the-Rains Khandhaka
  • IV  pavāraṇākkhandhako: The Invitation Khandhaka
  • V  cammakkhandhako: The Leather Khandhaka
  • VI  bhesajjakkhandhako: The Medicine Khandhaka
  • VII  kaṭhinakkhandhako: The Kaṭhina Khandhaka
  • VIII  cīvarakkhandhako: The Robe-cloth Khandhaka
  • IX  campeyyakkhandhako: The Campā Khandhaka
  • X  kosambakakkhandhako: The Kosambī Khandhaka