"in the commentaries"... where?

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"in the commentaries"... where?

Post by 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?

Post by 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?

Post by 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?

Post by 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?

Post by 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,
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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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