SA809 [SN54.9], The Mass Suicide of Monks, by Anālayo

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Anālayo, “The Mass Suicide of Monks in Discourse and Vinaya Literature”, (with an addendum by Richard Gombrich), Journal of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, 2014, vol. 7 pp. 11–55.

analayo SA809 [SN54.9] mass-suicide.pdf (2.4 MB)

SA809, SN54.9



It took three years for me to read this and thank you for posting. This was definitely the very definition of “overkill” and left me with much to contemplate:

Ānanda, why does the mendicant Saṅgha seem so diminished? AN54.9