Ten and several years have passed all too soon since the
writer first came in contact with Sutta-nipata written in
Pali. All through the years, however, every time the writer
reads it, he has found it not tiresome but fresh. It is for
this reason that Sutta-nipata appeals to him. The fourth chapter
and the fifth chapter in Sutta-nipata do not exist in what
we call a religion: "a house of worship","a
and "percepts". In that case, what on earth is it?
First of all, our thought "What category we should put
it into?" should be first cleared away.
We should not easily relate Sutta-nipata with Buddhist scriptures
which have appeared ever since. Sutta-nipata is in such a
different existence that it should be recognized as an independent
An anthology selected from the fourth chapter, the Atthaka-Vagga,
and the fifth chapter, the Parayama-Vagga, which were written
in Pali, are translated into Japanese. Each heading equivalent
for the theme of the contents was picked up and put on by
the writer. Such a style has been chosen so that we can certainly
catch the important theme of the contents so as not to glance
Here is explained Sutta-nipata in outline.
Here is placed the explanation for Sutta-nipata as well
as the daily impressions described in the form of essay by
the writer. Please be sure to view this, because it will be
revised quite frequently.
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