A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

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A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

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When you see the term "Pali scriptures", how do you understand it? I mean, What does the term include?
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Pāli Canon of Vinaya Pitaka, Sutta Pitaka & Abhidhamma Pitaka.

If only referring to Sutta Pitaka, I use the term "Pali suttas".
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What would say to refer to all sanctioned Theravadin texts (which are in Pali), including the commentaries and subcommentaries?
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Kumara wrote: Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:23 am What would say to refer to all sanctioned Theravadin texts (which are in Pali), including the commentaries and subcommentaries?
literature
'Bhikkhus, possessing three qualities, a bhikkhu is practicing the unmistaken way and has laid the groundwork for the destruction of the taints. What three? Here, a bhikkhu guards the doors of the sense faculties, observes moderation in eating, and is intent on wakefulness. He should develop perception of unattractiveness so as to abandon lust... good will so as to abandon ill will... mindfulness of in-&-out breathing so as to cut off distractive thinking... the perception of inconstancy so as to uproot the conceit, 'I am.
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rightviewftw wrote: Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:46 am
Kumara wrote: Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:23 am What would say to refer to all sanctioned Theravadin texts (which are in Pali), including the commentaries and subcommentaries?
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Pali literature? Wonder if that might be a bit too wide. Would it include any text written in Pali, regardless whether it's sanctioned by the Theravadin tradition?
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Kumara wrote: Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:21 am
rightviewftw wrote: Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:46 am
Kumara wrote: Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:23 am What would say to refer to all sanctioned Theravadin texts (which are in Pali), including the commentaries and subcommentaries?
literature
Pali literature? Wonder if that might be a bit too wide. Would it include any text written in Pali, regardless whether it's sanctioned by the Theravadin tradition?
Theravadin literature, Theravadin Pali literature to be more precise
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'Bhikkhus, possessing three qualities, a bhikkhu is practicing the unmistaken way and has laid the groundwork for the destruction of the taints. What three? Here, a bhikkhu guards the doors of the sense faculties, observes moderation in eating, and is intent on wakefulness. He should develop perception of unattractiveness so as to abandon lust... good will so as to abandon ill will... mindfulness of in-&-out breathing so as to cut off distractive thinking... the perception of inconstancy so as to uproot the conceit, 'I am.
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Kumara wrote: Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:27 am When you see the term "Pali scriptures", how do you understand it? I mean, What does the term include?
I understand it to refer primarily to the suttas & vinaya, secondarily to abhidhamma, tertiarily to commentaries/subcommentaries/etc. As with most things "Buddhist" in my mind, it is a spectrum, and not a binary system.
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rightviewftw wrote: Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:42 pm
Kumara wrote: Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:21 am Pali literature? Wonder if that might be a bit too wide. Would it include any text written in Pali, regardless whether it's sanctioned by the Theravadin tradition?
Theravadin literature, Theravadin Pali literature to be more precise
Yes, that would be. Unfortunately, it's too obscure to be used in my book. Thanks anyway.
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What if I say "Theravadin scriptures"? What would you think it means then?
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I'm not sure if this will help, but it is my understanding that virtually everything written in Pali pertains to Buddhist scripture.
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Padipa wrote: Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:48 am I'm not sure if this will help, but it is my understanding that virtually everything written in Pali pertains to Buddhist scripture.
Theravada Buddhism has sometimes been referred to as Pali Buddhism, though its adherents are not generally happy with this usage. BEST!
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I'm settling for "Theravādin scriptures". Thanks.
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