What is The Tripitaka?

  • Tripitaka also known as Tipitaka. That is Traditional book for Buddhist. The First Version of this book is written in pali language. Mahayana Buddhism believe in Tipitaka but unlike Theravadins.
  • The Tripitakas were made in 500 BCE when the era was starting but it is written first time in 1st century BCE. In English The name Tripitaka means Three Baskets.
  • In 29 BCE to 17 BCE dipavamsa state of reign of Valagamba of Anuradhapura the monk who had remembered the whole Tripitaka and wrote in books. There are total 32 books written by its sangha.

The Tripitaka

  • This Holy Scripture is teaching three parts of baskets : (1) Vinaya Pitaka the basket of expected discipline from Monk (2) Sutra Pitaka a Nikayas The basket of discourse (3) Abhidharma Pitaka the basket of special doctrine.
  • Its texts were likely Composed in 3rd centure BCE but Transmitted from to generation like the Vedas and Upanishads. The original version of Tripitaka is made in the 1st century BCE after 500 years of Buddha.
  • There are repetitive sentenses are for didactic purposes. The monks recite that loudly, and by repeating the same lines or sentenses of this book over again and again they can learn them and can also better reflect on them.
  • There are correctnesses in Buddhist cosmology that are no following even the effectively found galactic realities at the time, not to mention current ones. Those writings are clearly not contrived as a course reading for space experts or physicists.
  • Vinaya Pitaka : The main class, the Vinaya Pitaka, is for the most part worried about the guidelines of the sangha, the two priests and nuns. The standards are gone before by stories advising how the Buddha came to lay them down, and taken after by clarifications and examination. As indicated by the stories, the guidelines were formulated on an impromptu premise as the Buddha experienced different social issues or debate among his devotees. This pitaka can be partitioned into three sections. Suttavibhanga Commentary on the Patimokkha, an essential code of standards for priests and nuns that isn’t all things considered incorporated into the Canon. The priests’ tenets are managed first, trailed by those of the nuns’ standards not officially secured. Khandhaka Other standards gathered by point in 22 parts. Parivara Analysis of the principles from different perspectives.
  • Sutta Pitaka : The second classification is the Sutta Pitaka which comprises essentially of records of the Buddha’s lessons. The Sutta Pitaka has five subdivisions or nikayas. Digha Nikaya 34 long talks. Euphoria Manne contends that this book was especially expected to make changes over, with its high extent of discussions and reverential material. Majjhima Nikaya 152 medium-length talks. Manne contends that this book was especially expected to give a strong establishing in the instructing to changes over, with a high extent of messages and discussions. Samyutta Nikaya Thousands of short talks in 50-odd gatherings by subject, individual, and so on. Bhikkhu Bodhi, in his interpretation, says this nikaya has the most nitty gritty clarifications of precept. Anguttara Nikaya Thousands of short talks orchestrated numerically from ones to elevens. It contains more basic instructing for normal individuals than the former three. Khuddaka Nikaya A random gathering of works in exposition or verse.
  • Abhidhamma Pitaka : The third class, the Abhidhamma Pitaka is an accumulation of writings that give a methodical philosophical depiction of the idea of brain, matter and time. There are seven books in the Abhidhamma Pitaka. Dhammasangani Enumeration, definition and arrangement of dhammas. Vibhanga Analysis of 18 points by different techniques, including those of the Dhammasangani. Dhatukatha Deals with interrelations between thoughts from the past two books. Puggalapannatti Explanations of sorts of individual, masterminded numerically in records from ones to tens. Kathavatthu Over 200 discussions on purposes of doctrine. Yamaka Applies to ten points a methodology including chat questions. Patthana Analysis of 24 sorts of condition.
    The conventional position is that the Abhidhamma is the supreme educating, while the suttas are adjusted to the listener. Most researchers depict the abhidhamma as an endeavor to systematize the lessons of the suttas: Harvey, Gethin. Cousins says that where the suttas think as far as groupings or procedures the abhidhamma thinks as far as particular occasions or events.

Written by : Buddhist of Theravada School
Language : Pali
Religion : Buddhism
Period : 5th century BCE to 1st century BCE

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Download : The VinayPitak – Hindi 


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