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Samantapāsādikā refers to a collection of Pali commentaries on Theravada Tipitaka Vinaya.[1] It was a translation of Sinhala commentaries into Pali by Buddhaghosa in the 5th century. Many of the verses used in Samantapāsādikā are from older Dípavamsa.[2] Samantapasadika is made of two words, samanta and pasadika. Here 'samanta' indicates four directions and 'pasadika' means cool-down.


  1. ^ Buddhaghosa; Jayawickrama, N A, trans. (1895). The Inception of discipline, and the Vinaya nidāna; being a translation and edition of the Bāhiranidāna of Buddhaghosa's Samantapāsādikā, the Vinaya commentary. London: Luzac.
  2. ^ Hinüber, Oskar von (1996/2000). A Handbook of Pali Literature. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 3-11-016738-7