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By Martin G. Wiltshire

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By 'lay• values we mean the householder's concern with the fruits or consequences of those acts, notably his belief that they conduce to a better rebirth. His religious practice is aimed at improving his circumstances within the conditions of samsara. These values are indicated by the term lokiya (this-wordly) in Canonical Buddhism, to distinguish them from those values which have a transcendental frame of reference. By 'monachist' practices we understand the bhikkhu' s mode of livelihood as a 'pabbajita', 'one who has gone forth' from home to the homeless life and its associated forms of conduct.

95. (Ma~avamsa-tika- 4. 5. 6. 7. xxxv Introduction a. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 246. 205. 2). 78-9) on the subject of subhasitas. 241-245. ; Ap. B. l39. 252-3. 452-3. A. l28-138 138-142 = 46-51 142 (slight variation) 51 142-145 = 51-54 145 (1. 29) 145ff. 55ff. A. l82-190. The concept of the patteyabuddha in Jainism has the same significance doctrinally as in Buddhism. The principles of the three propositions which we have used in the introduction to summarise Buddhist doctrine on the paccekabuddha may also, therefore, apply to the Jain doctrine.

L3 Other salient factors which emerge from an analysis of this Sutta are these: In the first place, three of the named paccekabuddhas are given the epithet muni. Secondly, the Sutta provides us with a definition of the word paccekabuddha: 'ye ... l4 This inclusion of a semantic definition of the word paccekabuddha would seem to suggest the term and its significance required explanation and clarification for those to whom this discourse of the Buddha was addressed. In short, it would suggest the relative unfamiliarity of the term.

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