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Paramatthamañjūsā, or Container of the Ultimate Truth, is a commentary on the Visuddhimagga by Dhammapāla.

Encyclopedia Britannica states:

In the Paramattha manjusa (Pali: “Jewel Box of the True Meaning”), a commentary on Buddhaghosha’s Visuddhimagga, Dhammapala quotes a verse from the Hindu scripture Bhagavadgita and frequently mentions the views of other schools and teachers. As a result, this work provides valuable information about intellectual activity in traditional circles.[1]

This commentary is also referred to as the "Great Subcommenary" (Mahāṭīkā).[2]


  1. The Pali canon: Dhammapala
  2. Princeton Dict icon 166px.png Robert E. Buswell Jr., Donald S. Lopez Jr., The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism (Princeton: 2014), s.v. Paramatthamañjūsā