- See under Pali Canon.
Origin of Pitaka
< Pali: literally, basket
- 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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