Tripitaka

Tripitaka of Buddhism

Tripiṭaka is a traditional term used by various Buddhist sects to describe their various canons of scriptures. As the name suggests, a Tripiṭaka traditionally contains three “baskets” of teachings: a Sūtra Piṭaka (Sanskrit; Pali: Sutta Pitaka), a Vinaya Piṭaka (Sanskrit & Pali) and an Abhidharma Piṭaka (Sanskrit; Pali: Abhidhamma Piṭaka).

Tripitaka is the three main categories of texts that make up the Buddhist canon.

Sutra

These are mainly teachings and sermons of Buddha originally transcribed in Sanskrit or Pali. It may contain description of Buddha and parables which may lead to enlightenment to the reader.

Vinaya

Rules and regulation of monastic life that range from dress code and dietary rules to prohibition in personal conduct.

Abhidhamma

Philosophical and psychological discourse and interpretation of Buddhist doctrine.

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The first wheel of the doctrine: Vinayapitaka

Location(Buddha taught at):Deer Park,Sarnath, Veranasi, U.P (Present in India)

Introduction: This section teaches mainly about the training of superior moral discipline, includes, among other topics.

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The second wheel of the doctrine: Sutrapitaka

Location(Buddha taught at): Vulture Peak or Gridhikut Hill, Rajgir, Bihar (Present in India)

Introduction: This section teaches mainly about the training of superior mind, which concerns signlessness.

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The third wheel of doctrine: Abhidhammapitaka

Location(Buddha taught at): Various abodes of gods and nagas, for the sake of innumerable monks, nuns, gods, nagas and bodhisattavas.

Introduction: This section teaches mainly about the training of superior discriminative awareness, with definitive meaning.

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