The Pali Text Society was founded in 1881 by T. W. Rhys Davids “to foster and promote the study of Pāli texts.” It publishes Pāli texts in Roman characters, translations in the English language, and related reference materials—including dictionaries, a concordance, Pāli textbooks, and an academic journal.

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The brahmins would indeed take umbrage at being closely associated with the officiant, because the very fact of his being there as an officiant means that he is doing a paid job and so lowers his status below theirs. [The brahmins, in contrast,] have no duties; they are gracing the occasion.

this similarity is neither accidental, nor caused by the Buddha’s inability to free himself from the mental paradigms of his culture. I would rather argue that he formulated Pratityasamutpada as a polemic against Vedic thought.