Early Buddhist texts

known as the Tipiṭaka or “Three Baskets” is a large collection of teachings attributed to the Buddha or his earliest disciples,

who were teaching Dhamma in India around 2500 years ago. They are regarded as sacred canon in all schools of Buddhism. There are several Buddhist traditions, and each has passed down a set of scriptures from ancient times.

The Buddha’s overriding concern was with freedom from suffering. The teachings cover a wide range of topics, including ethics, meditation, family life, renunciation, the nature of wisdom and true understanding, and the path to peace.

The teachings show how to live well so as to be free of suffering. They teach non-violence and compassion, and emphasize

the value of the spiritual over the material. Many discourses discuss meditation, while others are concerned with ethics,

or with a rational and clear understanding of the world as perceived.

Buddhist texts are traditionally classified as the “Three Baskets”, spelled tipiṭaka in Pāli or tripiṭaka in Sanskrit.

These are:

Discourses: Sutta in Pāli, sūtra in Sanskrit. These are the primary texts, consisting of records of teachings or conversations by the Buddha or his disciples, and arranged by literary style or subject matter.

Monastic Law: vinaya in both Pāli and Sanskrit. These contain the famous list of rules for
monks and nuns
(pātimokkha). But they are much more than that, including many details

of community life, and a multitude of stories about life in ancient India.

Abhidhamma: Spelled abhidharma in Sanskrit. Abhidhamma texts are systematic summaries and analyses of the teachings drawn from the earlier discourses.

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