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The WHEEL Publication No. 14

Kandy Sri Lanka

First Edition 1959
Second Impression 1966
Third Impression 1979
Fourth Impression 1985

DharmaNet Edition 1993

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Transcribed for DharmaNet by Barry Kapke.

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TITLE OF WORK: Everyman's Ethics: Four Discourses of the Buddha (WHEEL #14)

AUTHOR: Narada Mahathera, trans.
AUTHOR'S ADDRESS: deceased (1983)

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The following changes were deliberately made to the original text in preparing this edition:

1. VYAGGHAP.TXT, in the "Conditions of Worldy Progress":

fire would not burn it, water would not carry it away, ill-disposed heirs remove it.
fire would not burn it, water would not carry it away, NOR ill-disposed heirs remove it.

2. VYAGGHAP.TXT, in the "Conditions of Worldy Progress":

debauchery, drunkenness, gambling, friendship, companionship and intimacy with evil-doers.
(i) Debauchery, (ii) drunkenness, (iii) gambling, (iv) friendship, companionship and intimacy with evil-doers.

(Similar change two paragraphs later)

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