I was wondering whether there are general principles that explain why indentation is used in the suttas. For instnace, I was looking at:
The sutta is split in two, with the second half being indented:
“Kacci tvaṁ anagho bhikkhu,
“I hope you’re untroubled, mendicant
It seems that the second half, like the first, is a dialog, so it’s not the case that it’s setting off an extended monologue. Is this an editorial decision in every case, or is there something about the Pali itself that suggests that parts of the sutta should be distinguished?