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Also 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.Source: Buddhist Door: Glossary

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