- May 4, 2012Dear Nina,and Pali friends,
Thank you very much for your reply, Nina.
> " ... This mÄtikÄ has been arranged by way of triads anddyads. It is a survey of the contents of the first book and can even serve as an introduction to all seven books. ...">
About your comments on maatikaa, Oskar von Hinuber in his book, A Handbook of Pali Literature, pp. 68-69, states thus:
"Vibha.nga ... These maatikaas consist of very old lists, such as the five khandhas, the twelve aayatanas etc., which are frequently discussed in the Suttapi.taka. Thus, Vibh systematizes old material, and this text is considered to be the oldest in the Abhidhammapi.taka."
Accordingly, it seems to me that the term maatikaa can be used not only for Abhidhammas (Abhidhama-maatikaa), but also for Suttapi.taka, i.e., Sutta-maatikaa, in the Pali tradition.
Any objections, suggestions?
--- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, Nina van Gorkom <vangorko@...> wrote:
> Dear Thomas,
> Op 25-mrt-2012, om 1:58 heeft thomaslaw03 het volgende geschreven:
> > As Nina indicated before that the term Maatikaa is shown in the
> > Dhamma-sangani. Is the term Maatikaa also allowed to use in other
> > Abhidhammas (and Suttas) in the Pali tradition?
> N: As I wrote before:
> < The DhammasaÃ²ganÄ« begins with the MÃ¥tika, a table of contents or
> matrix, which is an introduction. It is more extensive than a table
> of contents. This mÄtikÄ has been arranged by way of triads and
> dyads. It is a survey of the contents of the first book and can even
> serve as an introduction to all seven books. Different groups of
> defilements have been listed, such as the intoxicants (Äsavas),
> fetters, ties, floods, yokes, hindrances. >
> Thus, it is more than just a table of contents.
> Also in the Pa.tisambhidaamagga, the Path of Discrimination (Khuddaka
> NIkaaya) we find a matika (here translated as schedule) which gives
> the contents of each chapter.
> PED gives some info. maatikaa nikkhepa, putting down of a summary. In
> the Atthasaalini, the Summary Ch, nikkhepaa-ka.n.da.
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