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A [[root text]] is a poem meant to be memorized and to be supplemented by a written or oral commentary. It is a "[[word commentary]]," one that [[Wikipedia:paraphrase|paraphrases]] and expands the [[root text]], which because of its brevity can be rather like a telegram.  [[Root-text]] or [[core-text]], sometimes in verse and sometimes in prose,  surrounded by concentric layers of prose commentary , and [[sub-commentary]]. The [[roottext]] is usually relatively  short and is [[essentially]] a mnemotechnical aid for the student , to be learned by [[heart]] as a first step in coming to grips with  a particular corpus: the layers of commentary then provide {{Wiki|exegesis}} and systematization, as well as extended [[discussion]] of controversial questions.
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A [[root text]] is a poem meant to be memorized and to be supplemented by a written or oral commentary.  
  
  All four schools of [[Tibetan Buddhism]] generally follow a similar {{Wiki|curriculum}}, using the same [[Indian]] [[root texts]] and commentaries.  
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It is a "[[word commentary]]," one that [[Wikipedia:paraphrase|paraphrases]] and expands the [[root text]], which because of its brevity can be rather like a telegram. 
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[[Root-text]] or [[core-text]], sometimes in verse and sometimes in prose,  surrounded by concentric layers of prose commentary , and [[sub-commentary]].
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The [[roottext]] is usually relatively  short and is [[essentially]] a mnemotechnical aid for the [[student]] , to be learned by [[heart]] as a first step in coming to grips with  a particular corpus: the layers of commentary then provide {{Wiki|exegesis}} and systematization, as well as extended [[discussion]] of controversial questions.
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  All [[four schools]] of [[Tibetan Buddhism]] generally follow a similar {{Wiki|curriculum}}, using the same [[Indian]] [[root texts]] and commentaries.  
  
 
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Revision as of 22:36, 11 March 2015

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A root text is a poem meant to be memorized and to be supplemented by a written or oral commentary.

It is a "word commentary," one that paraphrases and expands the root text, which because of its brevity can be rather like a telegram.

Root-text or core-text, sometimes in verse and sometimes in prose, surrounded by concentric layers of prose commentary , and sub-commentary.

The roottext is usually relatively short and is essentially a mnemotechnical aid for the student , to be learned by heart as a first step in coming to grips with a particular corpus: the layers of commentary then provide exegesis and systematization, as well as extended discussion of controversial questions.

 All four schools of Tibetan Buddhism generally follow a similar curriculum, using the same Indian root texts and commentaries.