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General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Buddhist Door: GlossaryAlso known as 500 Council, Theravada Council", The First Compilation, etc. The assembly of 500 leading Bhikhus gathered for 3 months after the Buddhas death to compile the Buddhist sutras. It was held at Cave of the Seven Leaves near Rajagaha. In the assembly, Ananda recited the Sutta pitaka, Upali recited the Rules of Disciplines of the Order, i.e., Vinaya pitaka, and Kassapa recited the Abhidhamma. Thus, the Tripitaka was adopted as a unity of doctrines and opinions within the religious order, and also an orthodox teaching for the Buddhists to follow.
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Dipavamsa (study) (by Sibani Barman)
Mahavamsa (by Wilhelm Geiger)
Maha Kassapa (by Hellmuth Hecker)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
III. The traces of passion persist in the saints < [VIII. Destroying the traces of the conflicting emotions]
Part 7 - Why Ānanda is not an arhat < [Chapter VI - The Great Bhikṣu Saṃgha]
Appendix 2 - The location of Suvarṇabhūmi or Suvarṇadvīpa < [Chapter XVI - The Story of Śāriputra]
The Buddha (by Piyadassi Thera)
Buddhist Monastic Discipline (by Jotiya Dhirasekera)