Re: [Pali] Re: question about DPR
- Thank you John,
I understand now. I appreciate your help.
John Kelly <palistudent@...> wrote: Hi Dipa
The sutta you're looking for in the DPR is in the book of 8's, vagga
6, sutta 3. It is called in the DPR version "sa"nkhitta" - "In
Brief". In the Ce version of the canon it has the title "sa"nkhitta
gotamyovaada" - "Advice to Gotamii in Brief".
There's no infallible way to cross-reference numbers given in the
Nipaata as a whole (e.g. 53) with numbers given by vagga (e.g. 6.3, in
this case), but in general most vaggas have exactly 10 suttas, so then
in this example it works by seeing that 53 = 5 x 10 + 3, so it is the
3rd sutta in the 6th vagga.
Hope this helps.
--- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, Dipa <dipaeightprecepter@...> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I am trying to use the DPR to look up a discourse from AN 8-53,
Discourse to Gotami. Since I don't know Pali well enough and the
numbering system is different I am not able to find this discourse.
> I can find the book of 8's. There is another section though below the
> numbered chapters where there is a choice of ten different sections.
> Is there a systematic way of finding discourse number 53 in the book
of eights? I went to the Gotami section but instead found the discourse
> where the Buddha's step mother asks for ordination. Thats not the
one I am looking for. I think that surely there is a way to
systematically cross reference the number 53 discourse to this
> Kalamas, when you yourselves know: 'These things are good; these
things are not blamable; these things are praised by the wise;
undertaken and observed, these things lead to benefit and happiness,'
enter on and abide in them. AN 3.65
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Kalamas, when you yourselves know: 'These things are good; these things are not blamable; these things are praised by the wise; undertaken and observed, these things lead to benefit and happiness,' enter on and abide in them. AN 3.65
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