Re: [INDOLOGY] paṇḍita

Tieken, H.J.H. H.J.H.Tieken at
Fri Feb 24 17:59:57 UTC 2017

Dear Gary,
In the Jaina canon there are various passages in which paṇḍita-maraṇa is contrasted with bāla-maraṇa; see Schubring, Die Lehre der Jainas, p. 182. I am certain that in among other Buddhist texts the Suttanipāta, similar passages with the bāla-paṇḍita pair may be found.

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Onderwerp: [INDOLOGY] paṇḍita

A colleague has asked about the history of the term “paṇḍita” and in particular whether it is found used early on to refer to a persons who is clever or wise without necessarily being a learned person in a formal way.

Gary Tubb
The University of Chicago

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