A Provisional Key to Sorting Buddhist Texts Objectively with the intention to convert cells into Sortable Data
This is a Request for suggestions. I have enjoyed studying the Gandhari sravaka materials, especially the Senior Collection Sam suttas. But discovering that the early Yogacara Bhumi and Ugga all harkin to the same era, and not having a clue as to where draw the line between "bodhisattva" sutras and Mahayana Sutras, I decided to try to sort out the suttas and sutras in that era I am interested in and know about in a way the sorting could be processed on a computer.
My two further ignorances here are "are these categories diagnostic?" and the fact I have no idea how to make the column and rows and cells in a spreadsheet know how to present and relate their contents.
This I a model spread sheet ONLY WITH ONE ENTRY as a proof of concept.
Jeers will be received with a smile. Suggestions simple enough for me to put to work with a bigger smile.
BUT I bet such a mathematically re-processed model of these texts might tell a different story with different characters ... if that makes sense.
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