Unformatted text preview: 4. anguttara-nikaya= “numbered collection” of short suttas grouped according to number instead of topic 5. the khuddaka-nikaya= a collection of little texts (including the Jataka tales - stories about the former life of the Buddha) The Vinaya Pitaka Three Baskets: 1. Suttavibhanga (exposition of monastic rules) • Bhikkuvibhanga (rules for monks): Patimokkha • Bhikkhunivibhanga (rules for nuns) 2. Khandhakas (sections on ordinations and various aspects of monastic life) 3. Parivara (summaries) Jatakas and Avandanas - Karma - Morals and Virtues - Historical Value: Folklore/ Social and Cultural History - all the stories show the Buddha working towards great virtues - they say how to act, but also how the Buddha became a perfected person...
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- Fall '10
- Buddhism, Gautama Buddha, Sutta Pitaka, Pali words and phrases, Vinaya pitaka