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Yet another development in the Pa\isambhidamagga is a classification of 'power' (baJa). 153 In them are mentioned, among others, the ten kh'piisava­ baJa, ten iddhi-bala and ten tarhagalabala. A perusal of the ten khi$iisavabala'34 and ten tathagarhabalallS reveals that they are identical with the lists found in the early canonical texts referred to earlier. The ten iddhi-baJa, 156 on the other hand, appear to be a new classification adopted in the later canonical texts. hena iddhi (psychic potency in the sense of succeeding due to right exertion [applied] here or there)l>7 In short, the Buddha came to be given the epithet of sabbaiiflii in the late texts of the Khuddaka Nikaya far removed from its usage found in the four Nikayas.

Here, we see a desperate attempt by the Theravadins to gD back to the traditional interpretation of the Buddha-concept as seen in the Canon. s of controversy whicr will help understand the development of the Buddha-concept undel consideration. 1M The disputes concerning the Buddha directly ar, as follows: 34 TIlE BACKGROUND (1) The ordinary speech (vohira) of the Buddha is supramundane. Kv [l IO [Andhakas] (2) The powers of the Buddha are the same as those of disciples. Kv m 1 , 2 [Andhakas] (3) The Buddha and his enlightenment (the interpretation of bodhi or enlightenment).

Hakatha literature. The Kathavatthu provides another opportunity to have a glimpse into the development ofthe Buddha-concept iD the Theraviida tradition. Here, we see a desperate attempt by the Theravadins to gD back to the traditional interpretation of the Buddha-concept as seen in the Canon. s of controversy whicr will help understand the development of the Buddha-concept undel consideration. 1M The disputes concerning the Buddha directly ar, as follows: 34 TIlE BACKGROUND (1) The ordinary speech (vohira) of the Buddha is supramundane.

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