Two: Description of the Metres

 

2.24 Lakkhaṇasuttanta DN 30

As can be seen from the references supplied to the fixed metres above, the late Lakkhaṇasuttanta of the Dīghanikāya supplies us with a number of metres which are either rare or not otherwise found in canonical Pāli. For easy reference the metres are listed below, giving the bhāṇavāra and paragraph number of the PTS edition in brackets:

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

(1.6)

(1.9)

(1.12)

(1.15)

(1.18)

(1.21)

(1.24)

(1.27)

(1.30)

(1.33)

 

(2.3)

(2.6)

(2.9)

(2.12)

(2.15)

(2.18)

(2.21)

(2.24)

(2.27

(2.31)

Vaṁsaṭṭhā

Vaṁsaṭṭhā

Pupphitaggā

Rathoddhatā

Pupphitaggā

Rathoddhatā

Vaṁsaṭṭhā

Vaṁsaṭṭhā

Upaṭṭhitappacupita

Vaṁsaṭṭhā

 

Pupphitaggā

Vaṁsaṭṭhā

Rucirā

Uggatā

Pamitakkharā

Vaṁsaṭṭhā

Pamitakkharā

Pamitakkharā

Upaṭṭhitappacupita

Upaṭṭhitappacupita

5 vs

6 vs

4 vs

3 vs

4 vs

5 vs

4 vs

4 vs

4 vs

4 vs

 

4 vs

4 vs

3 vs

4 vs

4 vs

4 vs

4 vs

4 vs

4 vs

7 vs

 

 

 

 

 

(total 8 vs)

 

 

 

 

 

(total 12 vs)

 

 

 

 

(total 31 vs)

 

(total 12 vs)

 

(total 15 vs)

  

 

last updated: August 2005