15809Re: [Pali] Re: Maatikaa/Maat.rkaa
- May 6 7:06 AMDear Thomas,
Op 4-mei-2012, om 9:02 heeft thomaslaw03 het volgende geschreven:
<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.">
>N: The khandhas, dhaatus, aayatanas occur in the whole of the
> 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.
Tipitaka. I cannot think so much by way of older or oldest. I think
that also the Vibhanga itself, and the whole tipitaka go back to the
Great Councils where they were rehearsed.
I rather look at the contents of the Matikaa and so I was again
looking at the Matikaa of the Dhammasa"nga.ni and the first sentence is:
kusala dhammaa, akusala dhammaa, avyaakataa dhammaa (indeterminate,
vipaaka and kiriya and also nibbaana).
Here is summed up all that is real. Everything else like persons,
tables are not real in the ultimate sense, they are pa~n ~natti we
can think of but they do not have their own characteristics that can
be directly experienced.
In the text of the Dhsg itself, the beginning is: katame dhammaa
kusalaa. Here are explained kusala citta and all sobhana cetasikas
that can accompany it. Many details are given. It is worth while to
read the Maatika first, it gives such a good summary of all that is
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