12. The Relation of the Saccasaṅkhepaṭīkā Called Sāratthasālinī to the Vinayavinicchayaṭīkā Called Vinayasāratthasandīpanī
Petra Kieffer-Pulz [+]
Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz
The present contribution suggests the common authorship of three Pāli commentaries of the twelfth/thirteenth centuries CE, namely the Vinayavinicchayaṭīkā called Vinayasāratthasandīpanī (less probably Vinayatthasārasandīpanī), the Uttaravinicchayaṭīkā called Līnatthappakāsanī, and the Saccasaṅkhepaṭīkā called Sāratthasālinī. The information collected from these three commentaries themselves and from Pāli literary histories concerning these three texts leads to the second quarter of the thirteenth century CE as the period of their origination. The data from parallel texts explicitly stated to having been written by Vācissara Thera in the texts themselves render it possible to establish with a high degree of probability Vācissara Thera as their author.