Pitaka

[ pit-uh-kuh ]
/ ˈpɪt ə kə /

noun Buddhism.

See under Pali Canon.

Origin of Pitaka

< Pali: literally, basket

Definition for pitaka (2 of 2)

Pali Canon


noun Buddhism.

a collection of scriptures, originally recorded from oral traditions in the 1st century b.c., divided into one of three parts (Pitaka): sermons (), the rules of the Buddhist order (), and several treatises on philosophy and psychology ().
Also called Tripitaka.
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