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The Tipitaka is revered by Theravada Buddhists as the complete scriptural collection of the teachings of the founder of Buddhism, Siddhartha Gautama (563?-483?BC), known as the Buddha, or Enlightened One.
According to early Buddhist sources the Tipitaka was written down in the second half of the 1st century BC, in the Pali dialect of the Sanskrit language.
The council of 500 arhats, or worthy ones, was convened to seek consensus on the doctrine (dhamma) contained in the Buddha's discourses (suttas in Pali; sutras in Sanskrit), and on the monastic discipline (vinaya) taught by the Buddha.
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 Buddhist Councils - Ven. Rewata Dhamma
The Pali Tipitaka and its allied literature exists as a result of the Buddha's discovery of the noble and liberating path of the pure Dhamma.
The main reason for its convening was the realization that it was now not possible for the majority of monks to retain the entire Tipitaka in their memories as had been the case formerly for the Venerable Mahinda and those who followed him soon after.
The traditional recitation of the Buddhist Scriptures took two years and the Tipitaka and its allied literature in all the scripts were painstakingly examined and their differences noted down and the necessary corrections made and all the versions were then collated.
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 Buddha-Dharma Meditation Center
Theravada (pronounced-more or less-"terra-VAH-dah"), the "Doctrine of the Elders," is the school of Buddhism that draws its scriptural inspiration from the texts of the Pali Canon, or Tipitaka, which scholars generally accept as the earliest surviving record of the Buddha's teachings.
Unlike the scriptures of many of the world's other great religions, the Tipitaka is not meant to be taken as gospel, containing unassailable statements of divine truth, revealed by a prophet, to be accepted purely on faith.
Although scholars will undoubtedly continue to speculate about the authorship of passages from the Tipitaka for years to come (and thus miss the point of these teachings entirely), the Tipitaka will quietly continue to serve—as it has for centuries—as an indispensable guide for millions of followers in their quest for Awakening.
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 Learn more about Buddhism in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Abhidhamma Pitaka was included at this Council and the Tipitaka was thus brought to Sri Lanka by the son of Asoka, Ven.
Since it is a basic tenet of the tradition that anyone may become enlightened, it is also possible for new authoritative sermons to be delivered and recorded.
The Buddhist canon of scripture is known in Pali as Tipitaka:, and in Sanskrit as Tripitaka.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /b/bu/buddhism_1.html   (3060 words)

 TIPITAKA/ tipitaka.htm
This voluminous Tipitaka is estimated to be about eleven times the size of the Bible and the word Tipitaka means 'Three Baskets' literally.
This philosophical contents of the Buddha's teaching is regarded as the most important of the Tipitaka and a good understanding of this Division is essential to comprehend the profound Teachings of the Buddha, paving the way to ultimate liberation through meditation.
The size of the Tipitaka Texts do not frighten the followers as the Buddha made it clear in His numerous discourses that only the knowledge realised through meditation is the final key to Nibbana, the ultimate peace.
www.triplegem.plus.com /tipitaka.htm   (989 words)

 Pali Canon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Therefore the Tipitaka is often referred to as the Pali Canon.
This is the Pali term for the earliest Buddhist scripture known as the Pali canon.
The Tipitaka into which the Pali Canon is systematically divided and handed down from generation to generation together with commentaries forms the huge collection of literary works which the bhikkhus of the Order have to learn, study and memorize in discharge of their duty of study (gantha dhura).
www.cezwright.com /dhammapada/pali_canon.htm   (416 words)

 The Pali Tipitaka Project
The Tipitaka (which means, literally, "three baskets") is arranged in three divisions: Vinaya Pitaka, Sutta Pitaka, and Abhidhamma Pitaka.
From this brief historical outline, it is evident that a consistent effort, spanning more than twenty-four centuries, has been made to preserve the original words of the Buddha, a continuity of effort unparalleled in human history.
The Tipitaka, sometimes referred to as "three treasuries," is indeed a repository of inestimable value.
www.vri.dhamma.org /publications/tpmain.html   (964 words)

 The Buddhist Channel | News - Asia | Thailand: Ministry to distribute Tipitaka to general public
Bangkok, Thailand -- The Culture Ministry is planning to publish and distribute 500,000 volumes of the Tipitaka Buddhist canon to government agencies, private organisations, hotels and hospitals, as well as the general public, as part of its drive to revive faith in the religion.
One idea was to publish the Tipitaka and distribute it to the general public, so they would absorb the teachings of the Lord Buddha.
The Tipitaka covers the essence of Buddhism and is divided into three main parts: the vinaya, the sutta and the abhidhamma.
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 Tipitaka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The teachings of the Buddha have been preserved in the Tipitaka.
The Pali word, 'Tipitaka', literally means 'the three baskets' (ti- three + pitaka- basket).
Thus the Buddha's words were preserved and were passed down orally from teacher to pupil.
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 Pali scriptures, the tipitaka, Buddhist scriptures
The Tipitaka (Pali ti, "three," + pitaka, "baskets"), or Pali Canon, is the collection of primary Pali language texts which form the scriptural foundation of Theravada Buddhism.
The Tipitaka is a large collection of discourses, teachings and commentaries, which are highly regarded by those following the Buddhist path.
Although Buddhists refer to the Tipitaka as Buddha-vacana, "the word of the Buddha", there are texts within the canon either attributed to specific monks or related to an event post-dating the time of the Buddha or that can be shown to have been composed after that time.
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 What is Theravada?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
In the third century BCE Sri Lankan monks began compiling a series of detailed commentaries to the Tipitaka that were finally collated and translated into Pali beginning in the fifth century CE.
It wasn't until about 100 BCE that the Tipitaka was first fixed in writing, by Sri Lankan scribe-monks writing the Pali phonetically in their own Sinhala alphabet.
Although scholars will undoubtedly continue to speculate about the authorship of passages from the Tipitaka for years to come (and thus miss the point of these teachings entirely), the Tipitaka will quietly continue to serve -- as it has for centuries -- as an indispensable guide for millions of followers in their quest for Awakening.
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 Dhammika - Good question, Good answer - 10   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
It is also important to remember that in those days there were no T.V.'s, newspapers or advertising to distract and clutter the mind which together with the fact that monks and nuns meditated, meant that they had extremely good memories.
Buddhists do not consider the Tipitaka to be a divine, infallible revelation from a god, every word of which we must believe.
Our aim should be to understand what the Tipitaka teaches, not just believe it and thus what the Buddha says should always be checked against our experience.
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The Tipitaka, also known as the Triple Gem or the Three Baskets, is written in Pali, an ancient Indian language, and comprises more than 8000 pages.
The month-long exam, the 56th of its kind to be held in Myanmar, began on December 28.
U Tun Naing said three of the candidates taking the exam had already recited all of the Tipitaka and passed written examinations of most of the canon.
www.buddhistnews.tv /current/monk-recites-180104.php   (490 words)

 Dasar.BuddhistOnline.com: Kitab Suci Tipitaka
Tipitaka merupakan kumpulan naskah utama ajaran Sang Buddha dalam bahasa Pali yang menjadi dokrin dasar bagi Agama Buddha, khususnya mazhab Therãvada.
Kira-kira tiga bulan setelah Sang Buddha Mahaparinibbana, lima ratus Arahat siswa-siswa terkemuka Sang Buddha, yang memikirkan pemeliharaan kemurnian AjaranNya, menyelenggarakan suatu pasamuan / konsili untuk mengulang kembali ajaran Sang Buddha, Sang Bhagava.
Perlu diketahui, Kitab Suci Tipitaka yang berisikan intisari ajaran Sang Buddha Gotama ini terdiri dari berpuluh ribu jilid.
www.buddhistonline.com /dasar/tipitaka.shtml   (400 words)

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Everything we need is in the Tipitaka, in the Dhamma which he left as teacher in his place, and as long as the dhamma is there, he is still with us.
The Buddhist path is expounded in detail in the Tipitaka, and the development of wisdom (which is akin to the Christian notion of "faith") CAN be undertaken.
At the moment the biggest ones are how the fruits are categorized (ten vs. four in Tipitaka) AND the difference in ultimate aim and the definition of a "Buddha." These are the main areas I'm trying to understand, areas in which I have doubt (and will continue to have until such is resolved directly).
www.dhammastudygroup.org /msg/005k.txt   (19640 words)

 Pali Tipitaka as the Source of Vipassana by Prof. Mahesh Tiwary
Pali Tipitaka as the Source of Vipassana by Prof.
The Pali Tipitaka is the repository of the Buddha's teachings.
It is a fact that the teachings were given by a wayfarer but they had the nature of a soothing stream bringing down harmony on this earth.
www.vri.dhamma.org /research/94sem/pali2.html   (3558 words)

 Overview of the Tipitaka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Venerable Ananda Thera, the Buddha's beloved attendant who had the special privilege and honour of hearing the discourses from the Buddha Himself, and the Venerable Upali Thera were chosen to answer questions about the Dhamma (Doctrine) and the Vinaya (Discipline) respectively.
About 83 B.C., during the reign of the pious Simhala King Vatta Gamani Abhaya, a Council of Arahants was held, and the Tipitaka was, for the first time in the history of Buddhism, committed to writing at Aluvihara in Ceylon.
The voluminous Tipitaka, which contains the essence of the Buddha's Teaching, is estimated to be about eleven times the size of the Bible.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Fifth Buddhist council was held at Mandalay in 1868-1871 under the patronage of King Mindon.
To date, the meeting of the Fifth Buddhist Council has not been fully investigated and the Tipitaka of the Fifth Council, inscribed on the 729 slabs at the Kuthodaw Pagoda, has not been cataloged.
To investigate the edition of the Tipitaka of the Fifth Buddhist Council and its inscriptions at the Kuthodaw Pagoda.
www.arts.monash.edu.au /mai/ncsas/ws2002/BenWilson.doc   (344 words)

One may question the wisdom of arranging this highly stressful examinations now that we can put the Tipitaka texts on the CD-Roms and there is no question of the Tipitaka texts disappearing from this world.
But the actual rewards of the whole examination is reflected in the emergence of thousands of monks who has got all or some of the texts by heart and are able to help lay worshippers with their instant sermons and discourses, faster than the CD-Rom texts to appear on the Computer screen.
So the ultimate aim of the Tipitaka Examination is to promote propagation of the Buddhist Teaching which is the noblest of all the gifts, the Gift of the Dhamma in its purest form.
www.triplegem.plus.com /tpdkdhra.htm   (680 words)

 The Pali canon (Tipitaka) (from Buddhism) --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Pali canon (Tipitaka) (from Buddhism) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The earliest systematic and most complete collection of early Buddhist sacred literature is the Pali Tipitaka (“The Three Baskets”; Sanskrit: Tripitaka).
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 Buddha's Life Page 57   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
From the time of Buddha's life down to the time of King Vattagamani's reign, the Tipitaka forming the teachings of the Blessed One were handed down from generation to generation of monks by word of mouth, by being learnt by heart.
The monks could not get enough food for their meals and had to make extraordinary efforts to retain in memory whatever parts of the Buddhist scriptures they had already learnt by heart.
This was a matter for anxiety as, if the monks in future could not commit the Tipitaka scriptures to memory and recite them, the scriptures might disappear altogether.
www.buddhistdoor.com /bdoor/archive/budd_story/blpg57.htm   (204 words)

 Notebooks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
We will squeeze the essence from the Tipitaka just as people squeeze oils from various kinds of seeds.
Dhamma outside the Tipitaka is put into the Tipitaka.
The truth of nature is discovered, then taught, then recorded, so that the Dhamma in the Tipitaka consequently appears.
www.suanmokkh.org /archive/nbooks/n-index.htm   (338 words)

 Introduction to Buddhist Scriptures at A Cherag's Library
The Pali Canon, Tipitaka, is a collection of Pali language texts which form the doctrinal foundation of Theravada Buddhism, and is the main body of scriptures for Buddhists.
Tipitaka is translated as "three" (Ti) "baskets" (pitaka), in the Pali language.
The Pali Three Baskets is also known as the Pali Canon.
www.cheraglibrary.org /buddhisttext.htm   (201 words)

 Access to Insight :: Queries & Comments :: A standard Tipitaka file/directory hierarchy? :: August :: 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Still, through the series of comments I’m understanding that you’re meaning for the tipitaka directory to be human searchable and not some sort of ‘back end’ for something with an additional layer of search [sutta names for example.
For the tipitaka itself, it seems to me that there are already “working solutions” implemented by sites such as Metta.LK –and there are more complete “treatises” on indexes, abbreviations, etc., provided by the infamous “Prolegomena to the CPD”, etc.
There are substantive differences in the source texts –and some of these differences are related to the ways in which the movement for Romanization (and even Devanagari-ization) have tried to simplify Pali sources (e.g., breaking down euphonic combinations into separate words … the horror!).
accesstoinsight.blogsome.com /2005/08/17/hierarchy   (2493 words)

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