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A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:27 am
by Kumara
When you see the term "Pali scriptures", how do you understand it? I mean, What does the term include?

Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:25 am
by DooDoot
Pāli Canon of Vinaya Pitaka, Sutta Pitaka & Abhidhamma Pitaka.

If only referring to Sutta Pitaka, I use the term "Pali suttas".

Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:23 am
by Kumara
What would say to refer to all sanctioned Theravadin texts (which are in Pali), including the commentaries and subcommentaries?

Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:46 am
by rightviewftw
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

Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:21 am
by Kumara
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?

Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:42 pm
by rightviewftw
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

Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:18 pm
by cookiemonster
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.

Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:36 am
by Kumara
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.

Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:28 am
by Kumara
What if I say "Theravadin scriptures"? What would you think it means then?

Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:48 am
by Padipa
I'm not sure if this will help, but it is my understanding that virtually everything written in Pali pertains to Buddhist scripture.

Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:44 pm
by Padipa
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!

[Closed] Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:53 am
by Kumara
I'm settling for "Theravādin scriptures". Thanks.