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Kurundī-Aṭṭhakathā

One of the great collections of commentaries on the Tipiṭaka used by Buddhaghosa in the compilation of his works. Tradition says (See, e.g., Saddhammasaṅgaha, p.55) that it was written in Sinhalese, and was so called because it was compiled in the Kurundavelu-vihāra in Sri Lanka.

It seems to have been chiefly concerned with Vinaya rules, for we find frequent references to it; particularly in the Samantapāsādikā, e.g., Sp.i.281; ii.319; iii.537, 544, 545, 573, 583, 597, 616, 620, 626, 627, 660, 664, 668, 688, 722, 726; iv.745, 758, 778, 783, 789, 813, 818, 861, 920, etc.

It is also called Kurundī-gandha (Gv.59). In many cases its explanations appear to have been different from those of other commentaries.

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