The Mission Accomplished The Mission Accomplished
A historical analysis of the Mahaparinibbana Sutta of theDigha Nikaya of the Pali Canon.by Ven. Pategama Gnanarama Ph. D.
The Mission Accomplished is undoubtedly an eye opening contribution to Bud-dhist analytical Pali studies. In this analytical and critical work Ven. Dr. Pate-gama Gnanarama enlightens us in many areas of subjects hitherto unexploredby scholars. His views on the beginnings of the Bhikkhuni Order are interestingand refreshing. They might even be provocative to traditional readers, yet bechallenging to the feminists to adopt a most positive attitude to the problem.Prof. Chandima WijebandaraUniversity of Sri JayawardhanapuraSri Lanka. A masterly treatment of a cluster of Buddhist themes in printSenarat WijayasundaraBuddhist and Pali College SingaporePublished by Ti-Sarana Buddhist Association90, Duku Road. Singapore 429254Tel: 345
6741First published in Singapore, 1997Published by Ti-Sarana Buddhist AssociationISBN: 981–00–9087–0© Pategama Gnanarama 1997 All rights reserved.No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronicor mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storageand retrieval systems or technologies now known or later developed, without per-mission in writing from the publisher.