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Locations of SN suttas

In a recent post here, seniya refers to Bhante Sujato’s GIST (Grand Integrated Sutta Theory) from his 2005 book “History of Mindfulness.” I have been scanning through the interesting book, and found an interesting table (5.3, p.90) analyzing SN56 and the corresponding SA suttas – the insight I found particularly interesting it is not necessary just the location the suttas mention was important (often they are not), but that when a new location is mentioned, it seems to suggest something is happening to the type of the content of the sutta(s) following.

What is the latest state of research into SN/SA regarding sutta locations? I am wondering if any more work has happened in the past 15 years that take up the above insight from Bhante Sujato?

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There has indeed been more research in following years. Ven Analayo, of course, is by far the most prolific writer in the area.

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