Sunday, December 23, 2007

Pali Canon
The Vibhanga (vibhaṅga) is a Buddhist Scripture, part of the Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism, where it is included in the Abhidhamma Pitaka.
Translation: The Book of Analysis, tr U Thittila, 1969, Pali Text Society[1], Lancaster
The book is in 18 chapters, each dealing with a particular topic. A typical chapter is in three parts:
Sutta method: often consisting of quotations from the Sutta Pitaka
Abhidhamma method: variously by lists of synonyms, numerical classifications, ...
Question method: this applies the matika of the Dhammasangani, asking how many are ...

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