Khuddakapatha, Khuddakapāṭha, Khuddakapātha, Khuddaka-patha: 3 definitions
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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
One of the fifteen books of the Khuddaka Nikaya, generally mentioned first in this list (E.g., DA.i.17).
Its rightful claim to be included as part of the Tipitaka was disputed both by the Dighabhanakas and the Majjhimabhanakas (DA.i.15). It is generally acknowledged (for a discussion see Law, Pali Lit., i.7f; 34f) that the work is of later composition and that it contains extracts from earlier works. It may have been composed in Ceylon, and it is significant that its first mention as a canonical book should occur only in the commentaries. It is not mentioned even in the Milindapanha.
The book consists of nine sections on texts:
and five suttas:
- all found elsewhere in the canon.
According to the Commentary the book derives its name from the first four texts, which are shorter than the remaining five. KhpA.13.
The Commentary was written by Buddhaghosa. See also Gv.59, 68.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
khuddakapāṭha : (m.) name of the first book of the khuddaka-group.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Khuddakapāṭha refers to: N. of the first book in the Khuddaka Nikāya;
Note: khuddakapāṭha is a Pali compound consisting of the words khuddaka and pāṭha.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
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Full-text: Saranattaya, Khuddakanikaya, Paramatthajotika, Catubhanavara, Nidhikanda Sutta, Dighavidassabhata, Kumarapanha, Khandadeviyaputta, Manushyaka, Gangarohana Sutta, Tirokudda Sutta, Mangala Sutta, Paritta, Vajji, Kajangala, Vesali, Bodhi, Ratana Sutta.
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