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Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ajjhopanna, (?) only found in one stock phrase, viz. gathita (q. v.) mucchita ajjhopanna with ref. to selfishness, greed, bonds of craving. The reading ajjhopanna is the lectio difficilior, but the accredited reading ajjhosāna seems to be clearer and to harmonize better with the cognate ajjhosita & ajjhosāna (n.) in the same context. The confusion between the two is old-standing and hard to be accounted for. Trenckner under v. l. to M.I, 162 on p. 543 gives ajjhopanna as BB (= adhi-opanna). The MSS. of Nd2 clearly show ajjhopanna as inferior reading, which may well be attributable to the very frequent SS sub‹-› stitution of p for s (see Nd2 Introd. XIX.). Besides this mixture of vv. ll. with s and p there is another confusion between the vv. ll. ajjhāpanna and ajjhopanna which adds to the complication of the case. However since the evidence of a better reading between these two preponderates for ajjhopanna we may consider the o as established, and, with a little more clearness to be desired, may in the end decide for ajjhosāna (q. v.), which in this case would have been liable to change through analogy with ajjhāpanna, from which it took the ā and p. Cp. also ajjhosita. The foll. is a synopsis of readings as preferred or confused by the Ed. of the var. texts. — 1. ajjhopanna as T. reading: M.I, 162, 173, 369; A.I, 74; II, 28; III, 68, 242; Md 75, 76; DA.I, 59; as v. l.: D.I, 245. ‹-› 2. ajjhosāna as v. l.: A.I, 74 (C. expls. ajjhosāya gilitvā ṭhita); Nd2 under nissita & passim; Ud.75, 76 (ajjhosanna); DA.I, 59 (id.). — 3. ajjhāpanna as T. reading: D.I, 245; III, 43, 46; S. II, 194, 270: IV.332 (ajjhapaṇṇa); A.V, 178, 181; Nd2 under nissita; Miln.401; as v. l.: M.I, 162; A.III, 242; Ud.75, 76. (Page 12)

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