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  Nikaya Buddhism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nikāya Buddhism is a general term for those schools of Buddhism that accept only the nikayas and agamas—that is, the type of sūtras which are devided into Suttapitaka, Vinayapitaka and possibly an Abhidhammapitaka.
It is sensible to use a terms for a division of population which is ideally used by themselves, and failing that, at least not offensive to them.
The term 'Nikaya Buddhism' is just a replacement of the term Hinayana, which keeps in place the tendency to regard the seperate early schools (and their differing ideologies) as one form or type of Buddhism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nikaya_Buddhism   (535 words)

 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Nikaya Buddhism
Nikaya Buddhism is a general term for those schools of Buddhism that accept only the class of sutras collected in the Pāli Canon as authentic.
Nikaya Buddhism is distinguished from the Buddhism of the various Mahayana and Vajrayana schools, which accept the authenticity of a range of other scriptures.
Tradition states that the protagonists were two Nikaya Buddhist groups: a conservative group known as Sthaviravada which insisted on strict observation of vinaya and a more liberal group known as Mahasangikas which argued that some minor rules could be relaxed.
fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/Nikaya_Buddhism   (383 words)

 Nikaya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nikaya is a word of Pali origin and Sanskrit usage which was adopted into English in reference to Buddhist texts.
The word has other usages: in particular, in the southeast Asian Theravada school, it is the polite term for monastic orders, divisions among monks, or sects.
The non-Theravada equivalent is Āgama, and the Sutta Pitaka of the Pali Canon is sometimes referred to as "the Agamas" by Mahayana Buddhists or as "the Nikayas" in the company of Theravada Buddhists.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nikaya   (155 words)

 Dwara Nikaya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Dwara Nikaya was founded in Lower Burma by the abbot of the Okpo monastery in the middle of the 19th century, at about the same time as the Hngettwin Nikaya was formed.
Although the Dvara Nikaya was founded with the principal purpose of reforming the sangha rather monks from the Dvara also sought to reform Burmese politics.
In 1980 representatives from the Dvara Nikaya participated in a national conference involving all groups within the Burmese Sangha whose purpose was to establish an organisation which could oversee the entire Burmese Sangha.
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/seasia/dwara.html   (173 words)

 Shwegyin Nikaya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The Shwegyin Nikaya derives its name from the village of the abbot who founded the new order in the middle of the 19th century.
Unlike the larger Thuddama Nikaya, the Shwegyin refused to b ecome involved in national politics on the grounds that politics was the preserve of the laity and not monks.
The monastery known as the Mahawithudarama Taik is the seat of the leader of the Shwegyin Nikaya.
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/seasia/shwegyin.html   (319 words)

 Three Branches of Buddhism - Nikaya, Mahayana, and Vajrayana
The nikaya sutras are generally considered by modern scholars to be the oldest of the surviving types of Buddhist literature, and they are accepted as authentic in every branch of Buddhism.
Nikaya Buddhism and consequently Theravada are sometimes referred to as Hinayana or "lesser vehicle", although this is considered by some to be impolite.
In addition to the Nikaya scriptures, Mahayana schools recognize all or part of a genre of scriptures that were first put in writing around 1 CE.
www.newsdial.com /religion/buddhism/branches-buddhism.html   (629 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Digha Nikaya: Books: Maurice Walshe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
This translation of the Digha Nikaya, a collection of 34 sutras and a companion volume to The Middle Length Discourses (below), deals with a variety of topics such as the rewards of monastic life, early Buddhist philosophy, and the duties of laypersons.
The problem is, with translations of the Nikayas and most of the Pali Canon is that translations are scarce, and therefore choosing between a reliable and non-reliable translation is sometimes difficult.
Another interesting note is that the Nikayas are not really Theravada only (as is the Pali Canon), but these are some of the most fundamental texts of Buddhism dating back to the first Buddhist council, only a few years after the death of the Buddha.
www.amazon.ca /Long-Discourses-Buddha-Translation-Nikaya/dp/0861711033   (2243 words)

Anguttara Nikaya Sutta 2.6 - ‘Monks, these two persons born into the world are born to the profit and happiness of many, to the profit, happiness and welfare of many folk.
In Majjhima Nikaya 31, 'a superhuman state, a distinction in knowledge and vision worthy of the noble ones' is defined as the first jhana.
In Samyutta Nikaya Sutta 16.13, this is mentioned as one of the factors leading to the disappearance of the true Dhamma.
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 Disappearance of The Buddha's True Dhamma (Dharma) And Sutta (Sutra)
In Majjhima Nikaya Sutta 66, the Buddha describes the bliss of jhana: 'This is called the bliss of renunciation, the bliss of seclusion, the bliss of peace, the bliss of enlightenment.
In fact in Samyutta Nikaya Sutta 54.1.8 and 54.2.1 the Buddha said that before enlightenment, and even after that, he would generally spend his time on intent recollection of breathing, calling it 'The Ariyan way of life, the best of ways, the Tathagata's way of life'.
And in Majjhima Nikaya Sutta  53, bahussuta is said to be one of the possessions of a noble one.
geocities.com /dhammapada2all/index.htm   (6674 words)

 books about: nikaya (majjhima-nikaya vitaka-santhana papancasudani)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: An Anthology of Suttas from the Anguttara Nikaya (Sacred Literature...
The Digha Nikaya or "the collection of long doctrinary lectures" delivered by the Buddha is first of the five Nikayas or collection belonging to the Suttapitaka or the basket of (Buddha's) discourses which is one of the three major collection of Buddhist texts in Pali, the other two being Vinayapitaka and Abhidbamnapitaka.
In A Compartive Study of the Chinese Madhyama Agama and the Pali Majjhima Nikaya effeorts are made to introduce one important section of Sarv Canon, the Madhyama Agama almost entirety.
www.very-clever.com /books/nikaya   (809 words)

 Online edition of Daily News - Features   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
It is historically interpreted that the Ramagngna Nikaya was established in 1865 as an off shoot of the Siamese and Amarapura Nikayas.
So this will be an occasion not only to the Ramagngna Nikaya but other Nikayas as well to ponder upon the responsibilities of the clergy towards safeguarding or resurging the five precepts and the message of Lord Buddha.
The present Mahanayake of the Ramagngna Nikaya, Most Rev. Weveldeniya Medhalankara Thera, the State, Prime Minister, the Organising Committee, and the Dhayaka Sabha need to be commended for the efforts made to continue this historical exercise.
www.dailynews.lk /2004/07/14/fea01.html   (583 words)

 NIKAYA (" collection ") - Online Information article about NIKAYA (" collection ")
NIKAYA (" collection "), the name of a See also:
miscellaneous Nikaya is by some authorities added to this Pitaka, by others to the next.
Carpenter (3 vols.); Samyulta Nikaya (5 vols.), ed.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /NEW_NUM/NIKAYA_collection_.html   (394 words)

Majjhima Nikaya Sutta 14 tells how a cousin of the Buddha, Mahanama, came to see the Buddha and said that he had learnt the Dhamma for a long time and knew that greed, hatred and delusion were defilements.
Majjhima Nikaya Sutta 36, he sought for an alternative way to liberation and recalled his attainment of jhana when he was young under the rose-apple tree.
Digha Nikaya Sutta 16 says that if monks were to live the holy life perfectly according to Dhamma-Vinaya, the world would not lack for Arahants.
watthai.net /talon/liberation.htm   (5557 words)

 Podcast.net - The Podcast Directory
Majjhima Nikaya 25 The Simile of the Deer Trapper
Venerable Cittapalo discusses the Dvedhavitakka and Vitakkasanthana Suttas, Majjhima Nikaya 19 and 20.
Ajahn Brahmavamso: "Simile Of The Quail" (LATUKIKOPAMA SUTTA) Sutta 66, Majjhima Nikaya
www.podcast.net /show/19565   (320 words)

 Nikaya Buddhism? - Buddha Chat :: Buddhism Discussion Forum
Well, before you go jumping for joy, it refers to the study of the Nikayas, or the Discourses of the Buddha found in the Digha, the Majjhima, the Anguttara, the Samyutta, and the Khuddaka Nikayas.
At this council the Nikaya school split mostly on the issue of adherence to monastic rules.
Sometimes the term "Nikaya" is used interchangeably with the pejorative "Hinayana" to contrast it with the Mahayana and Vajrayana categories of Buddhism, much in the same way Theravada is used for the same purpose.
www.buddhachat.org /forum/showthread.php?t=359   (351 words)

 DVD: The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya $54.99
A complete translation of the Samyutta Nikaya, containing all the important suttas in one volumn for the first time.
The Samyutta Nikaya -- Connected Discourses of the Buddha -- is an integral work of the Pali Canon of Вuddhism, the Scripture of Theravada Buddhism.
It was probably written for advanced students unlike its companion volumes, the Mid-Length Discourses, (Majhima Nikaya) and the Long-Length Discourses (Digha Nikaya) also available in translation from Wisdom Publications.
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 Khuddaka Nikaya
Of the five Nikayas, Khuddaka Nikaya contains the largest number of treatises (as listed below) and the most numerous categories of dhamma.
Although the word "Khuddaka" literally means "minor" or "small", the actual content of this collection can by no means be regarded as minor, including as it does the two major divisions of the Pitaka, namely, the Vinaya Pitaka and the Abhidhamma Pitaka according to one system of classification.
This division of Khuddaka Nikaya consists of two parts: Maha Niddesa, the major exposition which is the commentary on the fourth vagga (Atthaka) of the Sutta Nipata and Cula Niddesa, the minor exposition which is the commentary on the fifth vagga (Parayana) and on the Khaggavisana Sutta in the first vagga.
www.floridabuddhistvihara.org /khuddaka_nikaya.htm   (3684 words)

 Pariyatti: Book of Gradual Sayings 5 V Set -- Translation of the Anguttara-Nikaya -- Book Details   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
This collection of Discourses, Anguttara Nikaya, containing 9557 short suttas is divided into eleven divisions known as nipatas.
The discourses are arranged in progressive numerical order, each nipata containing suttas with items of Dhamma, beginning with one item and moving up by units of one until there are eleven items of Dhamma in each sutta of the last nipata.
Anguttara Nikaya constitutes an important source book of Buddhist psychology and ethics, which provides an enumerated summary of all the essential features concerning the theory and practice of the Dhamma.
www.pariyatti.com /book.cgi?prod_id=132552   (183 words)

 Pariyatti: Long Discourses of the Buddha -- A Translation of the Digha Nikaya -- Book Details   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
This book offers a complete translation of the Digha Nikaya, the long discourses of the Buddha, one of the major collections of texts in the Pali Canon, the authorized scriptures of Theravada Buddhism.
This collection - among the oldest records of the historical Buddha's original teachings, given in India two and a half thousand years ago - consists of thirty-four longer length suttas, or discourses, distinguished as such from the middle length and shorter suttas of the other collections.
This edition is a reprint of the Pali Text Society's English translation of the Digha Nikaya, or, The Dialogues of the Buddha, in one volume.
www.pariyatti.com /book.cgi?prod_id=251033   (244 words)

 Mahayana Buddhism
As Harrison would put it, "all ordained Mahayanists were members of a nikaya, but not all nikaya members were Mahayanists" (1995: 56).
It is undoubtedly a complex feat to determine if the authors of such texts, often referred to as those of the "vehicle that praised the Buddha," had "pro-lay" and iconoclastic intentions in mind when writing the biographies.
Nevertheless, if Mahayana grew at the very core of Nikaya Buddhism, it is ultimately irrelevant to underline the fact that biographies of the Buddha were informed by meta-sectarian impulses.
www.russbo.com /scholar/mahayana_buddhism.htm   (2531 words)

 Khuddaka Nikaya
It is the author's wish, however, that any such republication and redistribution be made available to the public on a free and unrestricted basis and that translations and other derivative works be clearly marked as such.
The Khuddaka Nikaya, or "Collection of Little Texts" (Pali khudda = "smaller; lesser"), the fifth division of the Sutta Pitaka, is a wide-ranging collection of fifteen books (eighteen in the Burmese Tipitaka) that contain complete suttas, verses, and smaller fragments of Dhamma teachings.
While many of these have been treasured and memorized by devout Buddhists around the world for centuries, others have never left the private domain of Pali scholars, and have never even been translated into English.
www.accesstoinsight.org /tipitaka/kn/index.html   (1452 words)

 Amazon.com: The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya (Teachings of the Buddha): ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
This new translation of the Majjhima Nikaya, part of the Pali Canon touching on the nature of Nirvana and the Four Noble Truths, is considered by scholars to be the most reliable source for the original teachings of the historical Buddha.
I do suggest that one go on the web to find a reading guide to the suttas as they were arranged for ease of memorization by the monks and nuns, not in the logical order of the content.
This Nikaya (division of the Pali Canon) is coming straight from the source of the Dharma: the Buddha himself.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/086171072X?v=glance   (2065 words)

 Sutta Pitaka
The suttas are grouped into five nikayas, or collections:
Recent scholarship suggests that a distinguishing trait of the Digha Nikaya may be that it was "intended for the purpose of propaganda, to attract converts to the new religion." 1
Bhikkhu Bodhi, Connected Discourses of the Buddha (Somerville, Mass.: Wisdom Publications, 2000), p.31, referring to Joy Manné's "Categories of Sutta in the Pali Nikayas and Their Implications for Our Appreciation of the Buddhist Teaching and Literature," Journal of the Pali Text Society 15 (1990): 29-87.
www.accesstoinsight.org /tipitaka/sutta.html   (421 words)

 Buddhism - The Wordbook Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
For the remaining 45 years of his life, Buddha Gautama traveled in the Gangetic Plain of northeastern India, teaching his doctrine and discipline to all - from nobles and priests to commoners and outcaste street sweepers.
Anything added which claims to be the word of the Buddha and yet is not found in the Nikayas or their scholastic commentaries is treated with extreme caution if not outright rejection by Theravada.
For the Mah?y?nists, in contrast, the ?gamas do indeed contain basic, foundational, and, therefore, relatively weighty pronouncements of the Buddha, but in their view, the Mah?y?na sutras articulate the Buddha's higher, more advanced and deeper doctrines, reserved for those who follow the exalted bodhisattva path.
www.thewordbook.com /Buddhism   (9668 words)

 Majjhima Nikaya 118
GWV P A L I Language Resource Guide for the Study of the, Tipitaka, P A L I Language and Literature
New Translation in an abridged form of the Majjhima Nikaya
Bhikkhus Nanamoli and Bodhi trans., Majjhima Nikaya, Wisdom, 1995
www.greatwesternvehicle.org /pali/Phala_Nikaya/anapanasatisutta.htm   (2260 words)

 Amazon.fr : The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A Trnaslation of the Samyutta Nikaya: Livres en anglais: Bikkhu ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Amazon.fr : The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A Trnaslation of the Samyutta Nikaya: Livres en anglais: Bikkhu Bodhi
This is a complete translation of the Samyutta Nikaya, containing all of the important suttas (Discourses of the Buddha) on such key Buddhist concepts as the Four Noble Truths, dependent origination, the seven factors of enlightenment, and the Noble Eightfold Path.
The Connected Discourses of the Buddha ranks as one of the most inspiring compilations in the Buddhist canon.
www.amazon.fr /exec/obidos/ASIN/0861713311   (336 words)

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