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There Is No End

Richard Gombrich is Professor of Sanskrit at Oxford and specialises in Pali texts and the Theravada. He did his PhD (published as Precept and Practice or Buddhist Precept and Practice) by living in a Sri Lankan village for a year and recording all the Buddhist events (he concluded that they were generally in accord with the Tripitaka). In this book, which was originally delivered as a series of lectures in 1994, Gombrich explores several problems of the Tripitaka (the Theravadin canon). more...