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1. Introduction
2. Manuscript materials
3. Abbreviations
4. Bibliography
5. Secondary source(s)
6. Other resources
7. Credits


See also Mūlasarvāstivādavinayasaṃgraha, a commentary on the Bhikṣuprātimokṣa by Viśeṣamitra, 尊者勝友 translated by Yijing 義淨. The work is also extant in Tibetan (’dul ba bsdus pa, D Tj ’dul ba nu 92b-279a), from where we have the name of the author.

The English translation is based on Prebish (1975), but with changes made during the reading in the Oslo University seminar, as built on commentaries and our own discussion.

Manuscript materials:

The Sanskrit is based on Banerji’s edition of the text. However, when the reference contains the siglum FE, we have made a new edition on the basis of the Gilgit version, as contained in the Facsimile edition of Raghu Vira and Lokesh Candra, vol. I, Delhi 1959.

The Tibetan version is built on the Derge xylograph.


Abbreviations for the whole library.


Banerjee, Anukul Chandra (ed.), Prātimokṣa-sūtra (Mūlasarvāstivāda), Calcutta 1954.

Prebish, C. S.(1975), Buddhist Monastic Discipline : The Sanskrit Pratimoksa Sutras of the Mahasanghikas and Mulasarvastivadins, The Pennsylvania State University Press.

Yìjìng 義淨,《根本說一切有部戒經》 in T, text no. 1454.

Secondary source(s):

Dickson(1876), "The Patimokkha, being the Buddhist Office of the Confession of Priests. The Pali Text, with a Translation and Notes", in JRAS New Series VIII , pp. 62-130.

Finot, M. (1913), "Le Pratimoksasutra des Sarvastivadins", in Journal Asiatique Nov.-Dec. (1913), pp. 465-558.

Nanamoli Thera (1966), Patimokkha, The Social Science Association of Thailand, Bangkok.

Vidyabhusana, S. C. (1915), "So-sor-thar-pa; or, a Code of Buddhist Monastic Laws : Being the Tibetan Version of Pratimoksa of the Mula-sarvastivada School", in Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Calcutta, pp. 23-139.

Vira, Raghu, Chandra, Lokesh (1959), Gilgit Buddhist Manuscripts, Vol. I, New Delhi.

Woodville, Rockhill W. (ed.), "Le Traite d'Emancipation ou Pratimoksha Sutra", in Revue de l'Histoire des Religions annee V, Tome IX 1-2 (1884), pp. 3-26 and 167-201. (Pratimoksha of Bhiksu, see pp. 194-201.)

Other resources:

Theravada-vinaya (上座部巴利律) :

李鳳媚 (1999),《巴利律比丘戒譯注》,嘉義:新雨雜誌社

Sarvastivada-vinaya (說一切有部十誦律) :


Input by Jens W. Borgland, Phra Weerachai Lueritthikul, Jianrong Shi, Hyebin, Jens Braarvig, August 2013-.

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