Was Rahula really 7-years-old in Majjhima 61?

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Was Rahula really 7-years-old in Majjhima 61?

Postby dhammapal » Sun May 01, 2011 2:30 pm

Was the commentary wrong and Rahula was actually 11-years-old?

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Re: Was Rahula really 7-years-old in Majjhima 61?

Postby cooran » Sun May 01, 2011 3:40 pm

Hello dhammapal,

Give us links to both references please, with quotations.

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Re: Was Rahula really 7-years-old in Majjhima 61?

Postby dhammapal » Mon May 02, 2011 10:33 am

Hi Cooran,

I found it!
NARRATOR TWO. Meanwhile the novice Rahula, now eleven years old, was living under the Elder Sariputta's care at Ambalatthika, near Rajagaha, where the Buddha returned in due course.
FIRST VOICE. Thus I heard....
~ P84 "The Life of the Buddha According to the Pali Canon" by Bhikkhu Nanamoli

Bhikkhu Bodhi referred me to Nanamoli's book here:
http://www.bodhimonastery.net/courses/M ... MN-061.mp3

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