Buddha Teach Sutta To Target, Commentary Is Buddha's Sutta-Describtion To Non Target

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Buddha Teach Sutta To Target, Commentary Is Buddha's Sutta-Describtion To Non Target

Post by theY » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:09 am

The example:
Buddha taught dīghanakha-sutta to dīghanakhaparibajaka.

When buddha repeat dīghanakha-sutta to ānanda, and there maybe have something, that  ānanda  don't understand. Then he will ask someone such as buddha, sāriputta, etc. Because people, who are not in the same situation,  can not know everything about teaching-situation, such as student's current mind, student' behave, etc.

The answers of the asking, is commentary.

(Notice: Most of sāriputta's books used linguistics as "question and answer").

So, when commentary describe "paripucchā (asking)" word from tipitaka (uddesa), they always describe as "atthakathā (commentary)".

That's why commentary said "commentary already bless in 1st saṅgayanā".

This is a simple thing, that whole tipitaka memorizer already known, because the history already became from the words in tipitaka. They don't need any explain, because the answer already on their, tipitaka memorizer, mouth. But reader always overlook the important words.

I have more information than I wrote. But it take a time to improve and to author them.
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Re: Buddha Teach Sutta To Target, Commentary Is Buddha's Sutta-Describtion To Non Target

Post by Buddha Vacana » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:15 am

Am I understanding your point correctly that the commentaries would have been already written by the first council immediately after the Buddha's death? If that is the case, it doesn't hold up to any philological analysis.
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Re: Buddha Teach Sutta To Target, Commentary Is Buddha's Sutta-Describtion To Non Target

Post by Twilight » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:47 am

Some commentaries are in line with the suttas and provide good further details. Others are incredibly stupid like that one about contemplating emptiness by imagining a shirt with a hole in it. Don't expect too much insight coming from that kind of people.

In my opinion, one should first start by reading the Pali Canon so he can sort by himself witch commentaries are in line with the suttas and witch are not. Some are indeed old and written by intelligent people who understood Buddha teachings. Others not so much.
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