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Buddhist Commentarial Literature

Postby cooran » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:14 am

Hello all,

I came across this BPS Booklet, and thought some may be interested in reading it:

Buddhist Commentarial Literature by L.R. Goonesekere

Contents
Preface
In Memoriam
Buddhist Commentarial Literature
A.t.thakathaa
Tradition regarding the A.t.thakathaa
Sinhala and Dravidian Commentaries
Other sources of the Paali Commentaries
Paali Commentaries
List of Paali Commentaries
Contents: Doctrinal
Other Contents
India
Religious
Social and Economic
Political
Geographical
Ceylon
Religious
Social and Economic
Political
Geographical
Notes
http://www.bps.lk/wheels_library/wh_113_114.html

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Re: Buddhist Commentarial Literature

Postby cooran » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:17 am

Hello all,

Further to the text above, a Dhamma Brother (elsewhere) has made the following comment, and I wondered if anyone had any thoughts on it:

I find two observations therein to be particularly interesting and important to bear in mind: that the commentaries disagree with each other at times and at times even with the Tipitaka itself. The trainee is never exempt from the obligation to think and evaluate while he walks the Eightfold Path. He is not to "go by tradition" without testing it through experience as the Kalama Sutta warns. (sukhamanveti)

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Re: Buddhist Commentarial Literature

Postby Ben » Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:23 am

Thank you Chris
I've downloaded the booklet for future reading.
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Re: Buddhist Commentarial Literature

Postby kc2dpt » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:06 pm

Chris wrote:a Dhamma Brother (elsewhere) has made the following comment, and I wondered if anyone had any thoughts on it:

[i]I find two observations therein to be particularly interesting and important to bear in mind: that the commentaries disagree with each other at times and at times even with the Tipitaka itself.

Do they really? Or is it a case of "rebirth and anatta are contradictory"? meaning appears contradictory if one doesn't examine it closely.
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