The Expositor (Atthasalini) by Pe Maung Tin

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Hence it has been said, to facilitate the study of the word-definition: This Scripture shows, expresses, fructifies, Yidds, guards the Good, and is unto the wise A plumb-line; therefore Sutta is its name. The word-definition of Abhidhamma has been explained. But here is another: Because this book shows things that suffer growth, Of proper attributes, to be revered, WeiU-differentiated, and of worth Surpassing, Abhidhamma is its name. [20] For the prefix ‘abhi’ implies growth, proper attributes, reverence, clear differentiation, and surpassing worth.

179. * Visahkhdra. * Dhp. ver. 154; Pss. of the Brethren ver. 184, which ends differently. In the Introduction to the Jataka stories, tho verses are said to have been uttered by all the Buddhas when they attained omniscience under their Bodhi-tree. Cf. —Ed. 4 Dialogues ii. 173. Introductory Discourse 23 Buddha are divided by way of Pitaka into three parts: the Vinaya, Sutta and Abhidhamma. Herein both the Patimokkhas (Bhikkhu and Bhikkhunl) and the two Vibhangas (Bhikkhu and Bhikkhunl), the twenty-two Khandhakas, the sixteen Parivaras, constitute the Vinaya Pitaka.

In the Introduction to the Jataka stories, tho verses are said to have been uttered by all the Buddhas when they attained omniscience under their Bodhi-tree. Cf. —Ed. 4 Dialogues ii. 173. Introductory Discourse 23 Buddha are divided by way of Pitaka into three parts: the Vinaya, Sutta and Abhidhamma. Herein both the Patimokkhas (Bhikkhu and Bhikkhunl) and the two Vibhangas (Bhikkhu and Bhikkhunl), the twenty-two Khandhakas, the sixteen Parivaras, constitute the Vinaya Pitaka. The collection of thirty-four suttas beginning with the Brahmajdla sutta forms the Digha Nikaya; the collection of one hundred and fifty-two suttas beginning with the Mulapariyaya sutta forms the Majjhima Nikaya; the collection of seven thousand seven hundred and sixty-two suttas beginning with the Oghatarana sutta forms the Samyutta Nikaya; the collection of nine thousand five hundred and fifty-seven suttas beginning with the Cittapariyadana sutta forms the Anguttara Nikaya.

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