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Primary sources

For the Pali Canon, I have used the Thai edition published in Bangkok by Mahāmakut Rajavidyalaya 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 Bhikkhu 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

Adikaram, E. W. Early History of Buddhism in Ceylon. Dehiwala, Sri Lanka: The Buddhist Cultural Center, 1994.

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

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 Uṭṭhāyī Mahāthera. 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 Pitakas. Colombo: M. D. Gunasena, 1982.

Frauwallner, E. The Earliest Vinaya and the Beginnings of Buddhist Literature. Rome: Instituto Italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente, 1956.

Gombrich, Richard. “Making Mountains without Molehills: The Case of the Missing Stūpa,” Journal of the Pāli Text Society 15 (1990), 141-143.

Grero, C. Ananda. An Analysis of the Theravada Vinaya in the Light of Modern Legal Philosophy. Colombo: Karunaratne & Sons Ltd, 1996.

Hallisey, Charles. “The Pāli Vinaya as a Historical Document. A Reply to Gregory Schopen.” Journal of the Pāli Text Society 15 (1990), 197-208.

v. Hinüber, Oskar. A Handbook of Pāli Literature. Berlin: Walter deGruyter & Co., 1996.

v. Hinüber, Oskar. “Khandhakavatta. Loss of Text in the Pali Vinaya,” Journal of the Pāli Text Society 15 (1990), 127-138.

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.

Norman, K. R. A Philological Approach to Buddhism. London: School of Oriental and African Studies, 1997.

Ratnapala, Nandasena. Crime and Punishment in the Buddhist Tradition. New Delhi: Mittal Publications, 1993.

Schopen, Gregory. Bones, Stones, and Buddhist Monks: Collected Papers on the Archaeology, Epigraphy, and Texts of Monastic Buddhism in India. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 1996.

Vajirañāṇavarorasa, Krom Phraya. The Entrance to the Vinaya (Vinayamukha). 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. 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.