The Relation of the Saccasankhepatika Called Saratthasalini to the Vinayavinicchayatika Called Vinayasaratthasandipani

Authors

  • Petra Kieffer-Pülz Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/bsrv.36760

Keywords:

Līnatthappakāsanī, Saccasaṅkhepaṭīkā, Sāratthasālinī, Sīmālaṅkārasaṅgaha, Thūpavaṃsa, Uttaravinicchayaṭīkā, Vācissara Thera, Vinayasāratthasandīpanī, Vinayavinicchayaṭīkā

Abstract

The present contribution suggests the common authorship of three Pali commentaries of the twelfth/thirteenth centuries CE, namely the Vinayavinicchayatika called Vinayasaratthasandipani (less probably Vinayatthasarasandipani), the Uttaravinicchayatika called Linatthappakasani, and the Saccasankhepatika called Saratthasalini. The information collected from these three commentaries themselves and from Pali literary histories concerning these three texts leads to the second quarter of the thirteenth century CE as the period of their origination. The data from parallel texts explicitly stated to having been written by Vacissara Thera in the texts themselves render it possible to establish with a high degree of probability Vacissara Thera as their author.

Author Biography

Petra Kieffer-Pülz, Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz

Petra Kieffer-Pülz is Senior Researcher at the Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur Mainz with the German Research Foundation project 'The dispute concerning the legal validity of the Buddhist monastic boundary (sīmā) of Balapiṭiya in Sri Lanka in the nineteenth century CE' (Der Streit um die Rechtsgültigkeit der buddhistischen Gemeindegrenze (sīmā) von Balapiṭiya in Sri Lanka im 19. Jh.). She is an internationally renowned expert in the study of Buddhist monastic law and Pāli literature, having published Die Sīmā (Reimer, 1992), Sīmāvicāraṇa (Fragile Palm Leaves Foundation, 2011), Verlorene Gaṇṭhipadas (Harrassowitz, 2013), and numerous articles relating to these areas, as well as co-editing ten books.

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2018-12-31

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Kieffer-Pülz, P. (2018). The Relation of the Saccasankhepatika Called Saratthasalini to the Vinayavinicchayatika Called Vinayasaratthasandipani. Buddhist Studies Review, 35(1-2), 189–223. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsrv.36760