Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka


Classification of library books

000 Generalities
100 Philosophy
200 Religion
300 Social Science
400 Language
500 Natural science and Mathematics
600 Applied Science (Technology)
700 The Arts
800 Literature
900 Geography
900 Biography
900 History

In the classification of references of Thripitaka, the same method has been used adding another number for the benefit of readers.

According to the DV Classification

294.3 Buddhism
294.38 Books of Buddhist Sources
294.382 Tripitaka
294.3822 VinayaPitaka
294.3823 SuttaPitaka
294.3824 AbhidammaPitaka

This means the commentary (Samantapasadika) written the ParajikaPali, which is the first book of VinayaPitaka. Meanwhile Samantapasadikatika (Saratthadipani) is classified as 294.3822 1 a 1. Accordingly, on the basis of the traditional classification method of the tipitaka literature, a separate number has been included in a circle. That indicates the traditional tipitaka classification number. This will be both beneficial to the readers who are familiar with the traditional tipitaka classification method and to those who are familiar with the Dewey Decimal Classification method.