A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

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A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

Post by Kumara » 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?
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Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

Post by DooDoot » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:25 am

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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Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

Post by Kumara » 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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Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

Post by rightviewftw » 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

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Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

Post by Kumara » 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?
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Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

Post by rightviewftw » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:42 pm

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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Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

Post by cookiemonster » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:18 pm

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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Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

Post by Kumara » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:36 am

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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Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

Post by Kumara » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:28 am

What if I say "Theravadin scriptures"? What would you think it means then?
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