Pāli tradition

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Pāli tradition is a term of convenience that refers to one of the two the major textual traditions of Buddhism. The other major textual tradition is the Sanskrit tradition.

Thubten Chodron states:

The Pāli tradition is descendant from the suttas and commentaries in Prakrit, in the old Sinhala language, and in Pāli. It relies on the Pāli canon and is currently found principally in Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and parts of Vietnam and Bangladesh.[1]

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