Visuddhimagga II-90

Byāsato pana bhikkhūnaṃ terasa, bhikkhunīnaṃ aṭṭha, sāmaṇerānaṃ dvādasa, sikkhamānasāmaṇerīnaṃ satta, upāsakaupāsikānaṃ dveti dvācattālīsa honti.


Ñ(II,90): 7. Singly: with thirteen for bhikkhus, eight for bhikkhunis, twelve for novices, seven for female probationers and female novices, and two for male and female lay followers, there are thus forty-two.

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