Samantapāsādikā refers to a collection of Pali commentaries on the 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 the Dípavamsa (est. 3rd - 4th Century CE).[2] Samantapasadika is made of two words, samanta and pasadika. Here 'samanta' indicates 'all' or 'entire', and 'pāsādika' means 'lovely' or 'pleasing'.[3][4]

Parent CollectionAtthakatha
Commentary onVinaya Pitaka
Composition5th Century CE
PTS AbbreviationSp
Pāli literature


  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
  3. ^ samanta - Definition and Meaning - Pali Dictionary
  4. ^ pāsādika - Definition and Meaning - Pali Dictionary