"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 retrofuturist » 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

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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 retrofuturist » 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. :)
"When we transcend one level of truth, the new level becomes what is true for us. The previous one is now false. What one experiences may not be what is experienced by the world in general, but that may well be truer. (Ven. Nanananda)

“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

Never again...


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