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Overall text hierarchy for SC Next


#1

This is a first pass at a complete text hierarchy for SC Next. I add language codes when needed to clarify. These use three-letter ISO codes.

I do not list each item in sublevels, which are very many, but just indicate the nesting depth. Usually I give these in the native form, but in some cases, items at the same level have several different kinds of names, so I use “chapter” by convention.

Note that the detailed hierarchy here is mostly given for the Pali texts. The Chinese texts may also have some hierarchy, but I will need to consult with Rod before defining these. Typically the hierarchy is not very important in the Chinese texts, which tend to be organized by juan (folio), a unit that does not concern us, as it is based on physical manuscripts. Often the actual hierarchy is referred to lazily and inconsistently in the translated texts, and reconstructing it is not easy.

For this reason, it is worth bearing in mind that the hierarchy should be designed so as to support progressive enhancement. It may well be that in future we will be able to offer a more clear structure for some of these texts.

Some groups of texts have no internal hierarchy, as they are merely lists compiled in modern times, or miscellaneous groups of texts.

This list makes explicit the distinction between clickable and unclickable navigation items. The unclickable items are mere supercategories for organizing the actual texts. Here, as in the SC Next nav drawer, they are UPPERCASE. Everything that is not uppercase is a Node: it is clickable, and opens a suttaplex list for that level. The exceptions to this—yes of course there are exceptions!—are some minor texts for which we have only menu entries, but the texts and parallels have not been added. For convenience, I indicate these with strikeout. These items should remain in the menu, and in time, hopefully the texts will be added.

Notes are given using extended commonmark footnote syntax. We don’t actually support this as yet, but when we do, by golly, I’ll be ready!

  • DISCOURSES
    • LONG
      • Dīgha Nikāya pli
        • Vagga
      • Dīrghāgama lzh
      • Other Dīrgha Sūtras lzh
    • MIDDLE
      • Majjhima Nikāya pli
        • Paṇṇāsa
          • Vagga
      • Madhyamāgama lzh
      • Other Madhyama Sūtras lzh
    • LINKED
      • Saṃyutta Nikāya pli
        • Vagga
          • Saṁyutta
            • Paṇṇāsa
              • Vagga
      • Saṃyuktāgama (1st) lzh
        • Hundreds [^1]
      • Saṃyuktāgama (2nd) lzh
      • Saṃyuktāgama (3rd) lzh
      • Other Saṃyukta Sūtras lzh
    • NUMBERED
      • Aṅguttara Nikāya pli
        • Nipāta
          • Paṇṇāsa
            • Vagga
      • Ekottarikāgama (1st) lzh
      • Ekottarikāgama (2nd) lzh
      • Other Ekottarika Sūtras lzh
    • MINOR
      • KHUDDAKA NIKĀYA pli
        • Khuddakapāṭha
        • Dhammapada
          • Vagga
        • Udāna
          • Vagga
        • Itivuttaka
          • Nipāta
            • Vagga
        • Sutta Nipāta
          • Vagga
        • Vimānavatthu
          • Vimāna
            • Vagga
        • Petavatthu
          • Vagga
        • Theragāthā
          • Nipāta
            • Vagga
        • Therīgāthā
          • Nipāta
        • Jātaka
          • Nipāta
            • Paṇṇāsa
              • Vagga
        • Mahāniddesa
        • Cūḷaniddesa
          • Pārāyanavagga (includes Cnd 1–4)
          • Pārāyanavagganiddesa (includes Cnd 5–22)
          • Khaggavisāṇasutta (Cnd 23)
        • Paṭisambhidāmagga
          • Vagga
        • Therāpadāna
          • Vagga
        • Therīapadāna
          • Vagga
        • Buddhavaṃsa
        • Cariyāpiṭaka
          • Vagga
            • Pāramī
        • Netti
          • Saṅgahavāro (= Ne 1)
          • Uddesavāro (= Ne 2)
          • Niddesavāro (= Ne 3)
          • Paṭiniddesavāro
            • Vibhanga (= Ne 4–Ne 19)
            • Sampāta (= Ne 20–Ne 35)
          • Nayasamuṭṭhānaṃ (= Ne 36)
          • Sāsanapaṭṭhānaṃ (= Ne 37)
        • Peṭakopadesa
          • Ariyasaccappakāsanapaṭhamabhūmi (Pe 1)
          • Sāsanapaṭṭhānadutiyabhūmi (Pe 2)
          • Suttādhiṭṭhānatatiyabhūmi (Pe 3)
          • Suttavicayacatutthabhūmi (Pe 4)
          • Hāravibhaṅgapañcamabhūmi (Pe 5)
          • Suttatthasamuccayabhūmi (Pe 6)
          • Hārasampātabhūmi
            • Pakiṇṇakaniddesa (Pe 7)
            • Hārasampātabhūmi (Pe 8)
          • Suttavebhaṅgiyaṃ (Pe 9)
        • Milindapañha
          • Ārambhakathā (Mil 1)
          • Bāhirakathā (Mil 2) (Titled Pubbayogādi on SC, but it seems Bahirakatha is preferable.)
          • Milindapañha (Mil 3x)
            • Vagga
          • Meṇḍakapañhārambhakathā (Mil 4x)
            • Vagga
          • Meṇḍakapañha (Mil 5x)
            • Vagga
          • Anumānapañha (Mil 6x)
            • Vagga
          • Opammakathāpañha (Mil 7x)
            • Vagga
          • Nigamana (Mil 8)
      • MINOR CHINESE lzh
        • Jātaka
        • Nāgasena Bhikṣu Sūtra
        • Sūtrasannipāta
        • Dhāraṇī [^2]
        • Sūtravyākaraṇa
      • DHARMAPADAS
        • Dhammapada
        • Udānavarga san
        • Udānavarga de Subaši san
        • Patna Dharmapada pra
        • Gāndhārī Dharmapada (1st) pgd
        • Gāndhārī Dharmapada (2nd) pgd
        • Gāndhārī Dharmapada (3rd) pgd
        • Dharmapada (T 210)
        • Dharmapada (T 211)
        • Dharmapada (T 212)
        • Dharmapada (T 213)
    • OTHER
      • VARIOUS SANSKRIT san
        • Sanskrit Āgama Sūtras [^3]
        • SHT fragments
        • Arthaviniścaya
        • Avadānaśataka
        • Divyāvadāna
        • Lalitavistara
        • Mahākarmavibhaṅga
        • Yogacārabhūmiśāstra
          • Śarīrārthagāthā
          • Srāvakabhūmi
      • བཀའ་འགྱུར (Kangyur) xct [^4]
        • Upāyika
        • Other
      • Various Other Indic
        • Prākrit fragments pra
        • Gāndhārī fragments pgd
        • Khotanese fragments kho
        • Uighur fragments uig
        • Tocharian fragments xto
  • MONASTIC CODE
    • THERAVĀDA pli
      • Bhikkhu Vibhaṅga
        • Rule Classes
          • Vagga
      • Bhikkhunī Vibhaṅga
        • Rule Classes
          • Vagga
      • Khandhaka
      • Parivāra
      • Bhikkhu Pātimokkha
        • Rule Classes
      • Bhikkhunī Pātimokkha
        • Rule Classes
    • MAHĀSAṄGHIKA lzh
      • Bhikkhu Vibhaṅga
        • Rule Classes
      • Bhikkhu Pakiṇṇaka
      • (Khandhaka) [^5]
      • Abhisamācarika
      • Bhikkhunī Vibhaṅga
        • Rule Classes
      • Bhikkhu Pātimokkha
        • Rule Classes
      • Bhikkhunī Pātimokkha
        • Rule Classes
      • Śāriputraparipṛcchā
    • MAHĀSAṄGHIKA san
      • Bhikkhu Pātimokkha
        • Rule Classes
    • LOKUTTARAVĀDA san
      • Nidāna
      • Bhikkhunī Vibhaṅga
        • Rule Classes
      • Bhikkhunī Pakiṇṇaka
      • Bhikkhu Pakiṇṇaka
      • Bhikkhu Pātimokkha
        • Rule Classes
      • Abhisamācarika
      • Mahāvastu
    • MAHĪŚĀSAKA lzh
      • Bhikkhu Vibhaṅga
        • Rule Classes
      • Bhikkhunī Vibhaṅga
        • Rule Classes
      • Khandhaka
      • Saṁyutta
      • Bhikkhu Pātimokkha
        • Rule Classes
      • Bhikkhunī Pātimokkha
        • Rule Classes
      • Bhikkhu Kammavācā
    • DHARMAGUPTAKA lzh
      • Bhikkhu Vibhaṅga
        • Rule Classes
      • Bhikkhunī Vibhaṅga
        • Rule Classes
      • Khandhaka
      • Saṁyutta
      • Ekottara
      • Bhikkhu Pātimokkha (1st)
        • Rule Classes
      • Bhikkhu Pātimokkha (2nd)
        • Rule Classes
      • Bhikkhunī Pātimokkha
        • Rule Classes
      • Bhikkhu Kammavācā (1st)
      • Bhikkhu Kammavācā (2nd)
      • Bhikkhunī Kammavācā
    • DHARMAGUPTAKA pgd
      • Bhikkhu Pātimokkha
        • Rule Classes
    • SARVĀSTIVĀDA lzh
      • Bhikkhu Vibhaṅga
        • Rule Classes
      • Khandhaka
        • Khandhaka
      • Bhikkhunī Vibhaṅga
        • Rule Classes
      • Ekottara
      • Upāliparipucchā
      • Bhikkhu Ajjhāya
      • Bhikkhu Pātimokkha (1st)
        • Rule Classes
      • Bhikkhu Pātimokkha (2nd)
        • Rule Classes
      • Bhikkhunī Pātimokkha
      • Bhikkhunī Pātimokkha (Dunhuang)
      • Bhikkhu Kammavācā (1st)
      • Bhikkhu Kammavācā (2nd)
      • Mātikā
      • Miscellaneous
    • SARVĀSTIVĀDA san
      • Bhikkhu Pātimokkha (Turfan 11)
      • Bhikkhu Pātimokkha (Finot)
      • Bhikkhunī Vibhaṅga
      • Bhikkhunī Pātimokka (Turfan 3215)
      • Bhikkhunī Pātimokka (Turfan 44)
      • Śikṣamānā rules
      • Bhikkhu Kammavācā
      • Bhikkhunī Kammavācā
    • MŪLASARVĀSTIVĀDA lzh
      • Bhikkhu Vibhaṅga
        • Rule Classes
      • Bhikkhunī Vibhaṅga
        • Rule Classes
      • Khandhaka
      • Khuddakavatthu
      • Bhikkhu Pātimokkha
        • Rule Classes
      • Bhikkhunī Pātimokkha
        • Rule Classes
      • Bhikkhu Kammavācā (1st)
      • Other
    • MŪLASARVĀSTIVĀDA xct
      • Khandhaka
      • Bhikkhu Pātimokkha
        • Rule Classes
      • Bhikkhu Vibhaṅga
        • Rule Classes
      • Bhikkhunī Pātimokkha
        • Rule Classes
      • Bhikkhunī Vibhaṅga
        • Rule Classes
      • Khuddakavatthu
      • Uttaragantha (1st)
      • Uttaragantha (2nd)
      • Bhikkhu Kammavācā
    • MŪLASARVĀSTIVĀDA san
      • Khandhaka
      • Bhikkhu Pātimokkha (Gilgit 3)
      • Bhikkhu Pātimokkha (Gilgit 2)
      • Bhikkhu Kammavācā
      • Mahāvyutpatti
    • OTHER
      • Kāśyapīya Bhikkhu Pātimokkha lzh
        • Rule Classes
      • Upāliparipṛcchā (T 1466) lzh
        • Rule Classes
      • Saṁmitīya Śāstra lzh
      • Upāliparipṛcchā lzh
      • Mātikā lzh
      • Bhikkhu Pātimokkha (Qizil) san
        • Rule Classes
      • Bhikkhu Pātimokkha pgd
        • Rule Classes
  • ABHIDHAMMA
    • THERAVĀDA pli
      • Dhammasaṅgaṇī
      • Vibhaṅga
      • Dhātukathā
      • Puggalapaññatti
      • Kathāvatthu
      • Yamaka
      • Paṭṭhāna
    • SARVĀSTIVĀDA lzh
      • Saṅgītiparyāya
      • Dharmaskandha
      • Prajnaptiśāstra
      • Dhātukāya
      • Vijnānakāya
      • Prakaraṇapada
      • Jnānaprasthāna
      • Mahāvibhāṣā Śāstra
    • SARVĀSTIVĀDA san
      • Dharmaskandha
      • Jnānaprasthāna
    • DHARMAGUPTAKA lzh
      • Śāripūtrābhidharma

[^1]: The structure of this text is one of the core problems of early Buddhism. It has over a thousand suttas, and on SC Old we make this usable by arbitrarily dividing into groups of a hundred texts. We should continue this. However, there are two separate complete reconstructions of the correct structure, which is similar to the Pali Samyutta Nikaya, and in the future we should adopt this.
[^2]: Rename this from old “paritta”.
[^3]: Rename this from old “Other Fragments”.
[^4]: See discussion here
[^5]: This is really a ghost section. It doesn’t correspond to any genuine organization of the root text. Rather, it is parts of the pakinnaka that have been identified as parallel to the khandhaka sections of the other Vinayas. It is here for the convenience of researchers.


#2

Valuable. Thanks, Bhante


#3

Bhante, could you please fit these in too:

ybs = YBS = Yogācārabhūmi
sag = SAG = Śarīrārthagāthā
sbh = SBh = Śrāvakabhūmi


#4

Good, thanks, will do. Done!


#5

:sunny::sunny::rainbow::rainbow::rainbow::sun_with_face::sun_with_face::sun_with_face::sunny::tulip::blossom::tulip::blossom::frog::frog::frog::four_leaf_clover::four_leaf_clover::four_leaf_clover:


#6

What I’m getting from your emojis is that first there was sun, then it rained, then more sun, then flowers grew, then frogs ate them, and now there’s only weeds. Is that correct?


#7

What I was going for was, “respect for the self-understanding of Chinese Buddhism leads to unending auspiciousness” but your interpretation works, too.


#8

Ahh, you see, I read them through the narrow lens of literal Theravada thinking. No wonder I missed the profound meaning!


#9

Now I would write that as:
:anjal::pray: :mudra::dharmawheel::pagoda::buddha::lotus::lotus::lotus::lotus::lotus::lotus::lotus::lotus::lotus::lotus::lotus::lotus::lotus::lotus::lotus::lotus::lotus::lotus::lotus::lotus::lotus::lotus::lotus::lotus::lotus:


#10

Okay, yes, now I get it.


#11

:thinking::face_with_raised_eyebrow::exploding_head::sparkler::ribbon::eyeglasses::sunglasses::dark_sunglasses::mindblown::mindblown::mindblown::mindblown::mindblown::mindblown::mindblown::mindblown::mindblown::mindblown::mindblown::mindblown::mindblown::mindblown::mindblown:

This means “It’s interesting what hides behind such a harmless title”.


#12

I mean, I’m starting to get ideas now. What if we could simply translate all our texts into emojis? It’s the international language! We could finally get young people reading suttas. :thinking:


#13

Bhante, can you please add this one to the Menu:

san-sarv-bi-pm2.html
acronym: San Sarv Bi Pm 2
name: Bhikkhunī Pātimokka

And let me know how you want it called or if the “2” in there is OK.


#14

Sure, that sounds fine.


#15

Guess I was not clear. We now have 2 files called san-sarv-bi-pm and san-sarv-bi-pm2, both have the name Bhikkhuni Patimokka. Do you just want to call the Bhikkhuni Patimokka and Bhikkhuni Patimokka 2 in the menu above?


#16

Okay, well since the Bhikkhu versions use the editor to distinguish them, should we not do the same thing here? Can we find the editor of each edition?


#17

:slight_smile: Ernst Waldschmidt is the editor of both! And they are both from the Turfan expeditions. But the first one is found in Sāngim, the other in Qyzil and of course they have different catalog numbers.

I had a look through all the files. For some you call them “Turfan 44” or so with a similar ID. So for instance skt-sarv-bu-pm-tf11. But san-sarv-bi-pm.html actually consists of 3 Turfan finds pieced together. So we could use the first one for that? Like this:

san-sarv-bi-pm --> san-sarv-bi-pm-tf3215, Bhikkhunī Pātimokka (Turfan 3215)
san-sarv-bi-pm2 --> san-sarv-bi-pm-tf44, Bhikkhunī Pātimokka (Turfan 44)

What do you think?


#18

Yes, that’s good. The main thing is that, where possible, we use something that connects with the original publication, so we’re not just inventing our thing, or at least, not more than necessary. So using the Turfan numbers is ideal.


#19

This OK? Also added the Śikṣamānā rules and made files for this in San and DE (german translation).


#20

Okay, that looks fine.