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Questions tagged [tipitaka]

The Tipitaka (Pali ti, "three," + pitaka, "baskets"), or Pali canon, is the collection of primary Pali language texts which form the doctrinal foundation of Theravada Buddhism. The Tipitaka and the paracanonical Pali texts (commentaries, chronicles, etc.) together constitute the complete body of classical Theravada texts.

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Should the Pali Tipitaka be returned to Sri Lanka? [on hold]

The Pali Tipitaka is about to be declared "World Heritage". The Pali Tipitaka is presently kept at the British Museum however. The background info here -> https://jambudipa.quora.com Does keeping ...
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I don't know pali or Sanskrit if anyone can have pdf of english Tipitaka

Can anyone please send me link to the pdf of line by line English translation of Tipitaka at least translation only.
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What are the merits (results) of giving fearlessness (abhaya danna)

And also need to know, where it includes in tipitaka..
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Where can i find the 10 merits of life liberation in tripitaka

I searched in tripitaka, but i couldn't find where these 10 merits of life liberation include in tripitaka..Here you can find the 10 merits,i mentioned.. http://www.purifymind.com/SB51.htm... There ...
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Are there any translations available from the Gandharan Buddhist Texts? When will they be available?

Please find reference for the texts: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandhāran_Buddhist_texts
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Where can I find suttas about the immaterial realm?

I read in Ajahn Brahms book that you pass through 4 immaterial realms after jhanas and before enlightenment. I want to know more about them. Where can I find the suttas in the Tripitaka?
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What are the arguments behind the relatively late dating of Khuddaka Nikaya and Abhidhamma Pitaka?

It is generally told that the Khuddaka Nikaya is the latest among the five Nikayas of the Sutta Pitaka. Similary, the Abhidhamma Pitaka is also considered as the latest composition among the three ...
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What are timeframe were pali canons, included commentaries, done, especially Mahavihara-Theravada?

My conclusion from tipitaka and commentaries: Most of Tipitaka canons and commentaries, except Kathāvatthu the forth of abhidhamma, began before 1st saṅgāyanā, but catagorize at 1st saṅgāyanā (see: ...
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Where did Buddha state “Mother is the Buddha of the home?”

I grew up in Sri Lanka where we often hear Gedara budun amma Which translates to Buddha of the house is mother I also learned that this was to reinstate the lost value of a mother in the ...
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What is the Buddhist approach of admitting a mistake?

I just did a mistake while commuting. I told sorry to the person and wished him well in my mind. This brought me to think, Are there any suttas staring how to go about a mistake done which ...
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Discernment or blind belief?

Recently I was chatting with some Christian friends and we were recollecting some of Jesus' teachings - I, particularly, specified a couple aspects of the New Testament that were downright absurd; one ...
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What is the basis of Lotus Sutta with respect to original Tipitaka?

I would like to know the basis of Lotus sutra and it's relationship with the original teachings of Buddha mentioned in the Tipitaka. I would like to also know where Lotus Sutra contradicts with things ...
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To learn Tripitaka to academic level

Please recommend a place or university to learn Tipitaka in academic level. Including Availability of visa Qualifications required Internationally acclaimed in someways Using English as a second ...
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Getting rid of long discourses from Tipitaka, what could be true intention?

I have heard that people mention long discourses (Diga Nikaya) are not authentic Buddha's discourses (not Buddha's words). The fact that makes me surprised much more is that they say "in Diga Nikaya, ...
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Is there any reference scheme for paragraph in Sutta?

Is there any reference scheme for paragraph in Sutta? How it can be presented in numerical notation? Is there any complete translation of all tipitaka into English language (not leaving any single ...
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Where in the Pali Canon are there Discussions on Reanimated Corpse?

I have heard about are couple of places in the Vinaya which discusses situations involving reanimated corpses. I want to find the exact locations and reference. Also are there any other in the ...
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Help for a monks studies [duplicate]

I am an Australian monk at Pa Auk Tawya in Myanmar. For my studies I need some tipitaka translations to read on my kindle (available from amazon). I have no means to pay for these. Any suggestions? ...
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What did the Buddha mean by 'development of the body'?

When that pleasant feeling had arisen in him, it didn't invade his mind and remain because of his development of the body. from MN 36 Maha-Saccaka Sutta translated by Thanissaro. Pleasant feeling (...
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What does “abandoned for no future renewed existence” mean in this sutta?

In SN 35.72, the buddha had an exchange which goes like this: “What do you think, bhikkhu, do you regard the eye thus: ‘This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self’?” “Yes, venerable ...
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Which is the Buddhist holy book? Where can it be read?

Is there a holy book for buddhists as the Bible is for Jews and Christians and Quran for Muslims? Is that the Tipitaka? A book where you can find all the teachings of Buddhism, and how to behave, ...
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Why do we believe it?

When we attend a meeting; just right after we leave the meeting room, every one understands the conclusions of the meeting differently. Even if it is written, every one interprets the message of the ...
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Is there an eBook reader compatible Tripitaka?

I would like to know if there exist a PDF version of Tripitaka which is compatible with an eBook reader(Kindle, Kobo alike)?
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Importance of Tipitaka in Mahayana Schools

This site 'Buddhist Texts' says that while Mahayana schools revere Tipitaka as holy texts, they add many other sutras, the most famous being the 'Lotus Sutra' and the 'Heart Sutra'. My question is how ...
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Marriage and porn

We all know the limits of a married person.We all know the definition of cheating in Buddhism. But Buddhism existed in a time Porn did not exist. So if a married person watch porn is it cheating?
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Killing a parent and killing a foster parent

We all know what happens if someone kill a parent but does the same apply to killing a foster parent
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Reducing the power of a bad karma

As we all agree none of us have a white past, we've all have done some bad thing in our past before coming to the path and in previous lives. So how should we use the good karma we generate today to ...
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Is there any mention of child adoption in any Buddhist writings and what is the view on child adoption with regard to Buddhism?

Being married, I have of late been coming across the dilemma of whether to have a child or not and if yes, if a biological child or not (which by itself may be another question which I may ask ...
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Real Monk vs Fake Monk

Just as the Buddha referred to those who achieved the goal as "My Son", I am wondering if the Buddha made any similar distinctions between monks who lived by the precepts and practiced according to ...
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Did the Buddha speak Pali? Are the suttas his word verbatim?

Was Pali the language spoken during the time of the Buddha, and would he have spoken this language? Are the suttas contained in the Pali Canon verbatim what the Buddha said, or would things have been ...
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How might Buddha have seen how far the gratification, danger and escape extend?

In "The Connected Discourses" Buddha says “Bhikkhus, I set out seeking the gratification in form. Whatever gratification there is in form—that I discovered. I have clearly seen with wisdom ...
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What are the various Buddhist scriptural designations and to what do they refer?

In my readings so far (mostly Theravada based), I come across many scriptural references - for example, "AN," "MN 118," etc. To what do these designations refer? Is there some sort of concordance that ...
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Where did the Buddha speak of his difficulty in eating almsfood as a Bodhisatta?

In this answer, I mention that the Bodhisatta had trouble keeping down coarse alms food, to the extent that he felt like his stomach was going to leap out of his throat. @ThiagoSilva asked in a ...
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Buddhavamsa Translations?

Do any english translations exist online for the Buddhavamsa ? I cannot find one.
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Specific sutta in the Tipitaka: Where did the Buddha compare leaves in the forest to his knowledge?

I'm trying to find the sutta in where the Buddha is walking through a forest with his disciples. He then picks up a handful of leaves and says that what he teach is comparable to the leaves in his ...
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Specific sutta in the Majjhima Nikaya: Where is past and future discussed?

Im looking for a specific sutta in the Majjhima Nikaya. In the sutta past and future is being discussed and also how a practitioner on the insight path can gain seclusion from the 5 aggregates. ...
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“Mystics” in buddhism? (“There is nothing hidden in my teaching” and the like)

For our next meeting in the "interreligious dialogue" we members are asked to do a statement about the "mystics" in each ones religion. Now, "mystics" is itself a mysterious term, I looked via ...
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Rebirth in the human realm

I need to find the Sutta in where it is stated how a human being will be reborn. There should be different states for example if you are born in a high society you were respectful towards parents, ...
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Where to get the Pali Canon in Pali?

Does anyone know of a place on the Internet, where one can find the entire Pali Canon written in Pali ? I did a basic search but could not find any such resource. Also, where can one buy a ...
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The Abhidamma Pitaka

Can anyone help me with finding The Abhidamma Pitaka or some of the 7 books from it? I seem not to be able to find anything when searching on google. Maybe im just not skilled enough to find books/...
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How to calculate the number of years in a kalpa?

Wikipedia's Kalpa(aeon) in Buddhism article says, In another simple explanation, there are four different lengths of kalpas. A regular kalpa is approximately 16 million years long (16,798,000 years[...
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What is the significance of Commentaries (Atthakatha) to the Suttas?

In some traditions commentaries are inherent in the daily sermons and books written by monks. But I've noticed that most of the commentaries are not available digitally in English compared to the ...