"in the commentaries"... where?

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"in the commentaries"... where?

Postby Mawkish1983 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:32 am

I've often heard/read that something has been said "in the commentaries". I've seen lots of talk about stories that have been elaborated or explained "in the commentaries".

Where are these commentaries? What are they called? Are any/all of them translated into English?

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Re: "in the commentaries"... where?

Postby cooran » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:40 am

Hello Mawk,

Try this site:

The Pali Text Society
http://www.palitext.com/

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Re: "in the commentaries"... where?

Postby Paul Davy » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:42 am

Greetings Mawkish,

Or see...

Beyond the Tipitaka: A Field Guide to Post-canonical Pali Literature
by John Bullitt
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... guide.html

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'."
(Snp 3.6)

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: "in the commentaries"... where?

Postby Mawkish1983 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:54 am

Oooooh, thanks you two. I shall get reading!

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Re: "in the commentaries"... where?

Postby Paul Davy » Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:36 pm

Greetings,

This topic has been split in two. See also:

Approaching the traditional Theravada Commentaries with caution
in the Theravada for the Modern World forum
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=983

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'."
(Snp 3.6)

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)


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