Khuddakanikaya, Khuddaka-nikaya, Khuddakanikāya: 3 definitions
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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Sometimes called Khuddaka Gantha. The fifth and last division of the Sutta Pitaka. It consists of fifteen independent treatises, some belonging to the earlier period, while others may be ascribed to the later stratum of the Pali Canon. This Nikaya is composed for the most part in verse, and contains all the most important collections of Pali poetry.
The fifteen books are:
- Khuddaka Patha
- Sutta Nipata
- Vimana Vatthu
- Peta Vatthu
- Niddesas (Maha- and Culla-)
- Patisambhida Magga
- Cariyapitaka (Sp.i.18; DA.i.17).
According to another classification the whole of the Vinaya Pitaka and the Abhidhamma Pitaka and all the teachings of the Buddha, not included in the remaining four Nikayas, are regarded as forming the Khuddaka Nikaya (DA.i.23; Sp.i.27). The Dighabhanakas refused to accept the authenticity of the Khuddaka Patha, Cariyapitaka, and the Apadana, and included the other books as part of the Abhidhamma Pitaka. The Majjhimabhanakas did not accept the Khuddaka Patha but acknowledged the rest, and included them in the Sutta Pitaka (DA.i.15). According to Burmese tradition four other later books are added to this list: Milindapanha, Suttasangaha, Petakopadesa, and Nettippakarana. Bode, op. cit., 4.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
khuddakanikāya : (m.) name of a collection of canonical books.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Khuddakanikāya refers to: name of a collection of canonical books, mostly short (the fifth of the five Nikāyas) comprising the foll. 15 books: Khuddaka-Pāṭha, Dhammapada, Udāna, Itivuttaka, Sutta-Nipāta, Vimāna-Vatthu, Peta-Vatthu, Thera and Therī Gāthā, Jātaka (verses only), Niddesa, Paṭisambhidāmagga, Apadāna, Buddha-Vaṃsa, CariyāPiṭaka. The name Kh-N. is taken from the fact that it is a collection of short books-short, that is, as compared with the Four Nikāyas. Anvs (J. P. T. S. 1886) p. 35; Gvns (J. P. T. S. 1886) p. 57; PvA. 2, etc.
Note: khuddakanikāya is a Pali compound consisting of the words khuddaka and nikāya.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+7): Theragatha, Khuddakapatha, Cariyapitaka, Dhammapada, Petakopadesa, Mahaniddesa, Suttasangaha, Itivuttaka, Agama Sutra, Therigatha, Pancanaikayika, Majjhimabhanaka, Panca-matrika, Niddesa, Peta Vatthu, Vimana Vatthu, Tipitaka, Patisambhidamagga, Sutra, Mangala Sutta.
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Guide to Tipitaka (by U Ko Lay)
Part 11 - Niddesa Pali < [Chapter VIII - Khuddaka Nikaya]
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A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas (by Sujin Boriharnwanaket)
Chapter 1 - The Scriptures And Their Commentaries < [Part 1 - General Introduction]
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