a collection of scriptures, originally recorded from oral traditions in the 1st century b.c., divided into one of three parts (Pitaka ): sermons (Sutta Pitaka ), the rules of the Buddhist order (Vinaya Pitaka ), and several treatises on philosophy and psychology (Abhidhamma Pitaka ).
- Also called Tripitaka.
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A canon composed in Sanskrit and apparently later than the Pali Canon.Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3) | Charles Eliot
Those already made known are partly Mahayanist and partly similar to the Pali Canon though not a literal translation of it.
In the following pages I propose to consider the Pali Canon, postponing until later an account of the others.
As mentioned above, our Pali Canon is the recension of the Vibhajjavdins.
But nothing indicates that any part of what we call the Pali Canon underwent this process.Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) | Charles Eliot