Suttapitaka, aka: Suttapiṭaka, Sutta-pitaka; 3 Definition(s)


Suttapitaka means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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One of the three divisions of the Tipitaka. It consists of five Nikayas

Digha, Majjhima, Samyutta, Anguttara Khuddaka.

The first four are homogeneous and cognate in character. A number of suttas appear in two or more of them.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Suttapitaka in Pali glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

suttapiṭaka : (nt.) the portion of the Buddhist Scriptures containing discourses.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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.

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