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Khuddaka Pitaka

Postby Sunrise » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:04 am

Is the Khuddaka Pitaka a later addition? I do not see it talked about much
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Re: Khuddaka Pitaka

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:24 am

Greetings Sunrise,

Sunrise wrote:Is the Khuddaka Pitaka a later addition? I do not see it talked about much

I think it varies.

I do have a book called "A Textual and Historical Analysis of the Khuddaka Nikaya" by Oliver Abeynayake but I'm yet to read it. If the subject interest you, you may wish to look for a copy. I bought mine reasonably cheaply online from the...

Buddhist Cultural Centre Bookshop (Sri Lanka)
http://www.buddhistcc.net/bookshop/index.asp

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Re: Khuddaka Pitaka

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:42 am

Bhikkhu Bodhi. In the Buddha's Words has some brief comments. From the PDF of the front matter and Chapter 1 available here:
http://www.wisdompubs.org/Pages/display ... n=&image=1
Besides the four major Nik›yas, the Pali Sutta Pitaka includes a fifth
Nik›ya, called the Khuddaka Nikaya. This name means the Minor Collection.
Perhaps it originally consisted merely of a number of minor
works that could not be included in the four major Nikayas. But as
more and more works were composed over the centuries and added to
it, its dimensions swelled until it became the most voluminous of the
five Nik›yas. At the heart of the Khuddaka, however, is a small constellation
of short works composed either entirely in verse (namely, the
Dhammapada, the Theragatha, and the Therıgatha) or in mixed prose
and verse (the Suttanipata, the Udana, and the Itivuttaka) whose style
and contents suggest that they are of great antiquity. Other texts of the
Khuddaka Nikaya—such as the Patisambhid›magga and the two Niddesas—
represent the standpoint of the Therav›da school and thus
must have been composed during the period of Sectarian Buddhism,
when the early schools had taken their separate paths of doctrinal
development.

The Dhammapada, Suttanipata, Udana and Itivuttaka have certainly been discussed here quite often. There is an excellent set of talks about the Suttanipata here:
http://www.bodhimonastery.net/bm/about- ... ipata.html
It contains three popular Paritta (Protective) Suttas:
Ratana, Mahāmaṅgala, Mettā

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Re: Khuddaka Pitaka

Postby Sunrise » Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:04 pm

I am particularly concerned about the Vimanavatthu and Petavatthu parts. You can read it online here:
http://www.metta.lk/tipitaka/2Sutta-Pit ... index.html
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Re: Khuddaka Pitaka

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:56 pm

There are a few in English here, along with a summary of the books.
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/index.html

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Re: Khuddaka Pitaka

Postby Sunrise » Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:46 am

Many thanks Mike :)

I have been looking for an English translation.

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Re: Khuddaka Pitaka

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:53 am

Unfortunately, there are only a few...

PTS does have them:
http://www.palitext.com/palitext/tran.htm
Minor Anthologies, 3 volumes:
Vol. II (1935, 1985), tr. F.L. Woodward;
Vol. III (1975), tr. I.B. Horner;
Vol. IV (1974, 1993), tr. I.B. Horner
Set ISBN 440 7 £44.00 « Add to Basket »
Vol. II ISBN 036 3 £18.50 « Add to Basket »
Vol. III ISBN 072 X £16.60 « Add to Basket »
Vol. IV ISBN 073 8 £13.30 « Add to Basket »
Translations of:
Vol. II : Udāna (Verses of Uplift) and Itivuttaka (As It Was Said). Other translations: The Udāna, The Itivuttaka
Vol. III : Buddhavaṃsa (Chronicle of Buddhas) and Cariyāpiṭaka (Basket of Conduct).
Last two books of the Khuddaka-nikāya of the Sutta-piṭaka. In the Buddhavaṃsa Gotama Buddha relates, in verse, the lives of the 24 Buddhas who preceded him, and his former actions in relation to those Buddhas. The Cariyāpiṭaka also relates stories in verse of Gotama Buddha in former lives, this particular collection being used to illustrate his mastery of the ten perfections.
Vol. IV : Vimānavatthu (Stories of the Mansions) and Petavatthu (Stories of the Departed). Other translations (with the commentaries): Vimāna Stories, Peta Stories.
The sixth and seventh books of the Khuddaka-nikāya of the Sutta-piṭaka. The Vimānavatthu text consists of 83 stories describing the former meritorious actions that have led to individuals being reborn as gods enjoying life in celestial mansions (vimānas). The Petavatthu consists of 51 stories about departed ones (petas) who suffer because of bad action in former lives.
[Volume I (1931, 1997), tr. of the Dhammapada and Khuddakapāṭha by Mrs C.A.F. Rhys Davids, is no longer available]

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