Vinayapitaka, aka: Vinaya-pitaka, Vinayapiṭaka; 5 Definition(s)

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Vinayapitaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 contains rules and regulations for the conduct of monks and nuns in all the details of their lives. The rules are attributed to the Buddha himself, and an old commentary, incorporated into the text, gives accounts of the occasions on which the rules were formulated. A certain amount of historical matter is also found regarding the Order, especially in the last two chapters of the Cullavagga.

The Vinaya Pitaka consists of

  1. the Sutta Vibhanga,
  2. the Khandhakas,
  3. the Parivara, and
  4. the Patimokkha.

The first is divided into

  1. Parajika and
  2. Pacittiya

and the second into

  1. Mahavagga and
  2. Cullavagga.
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

First section of the Pali Canon.

The rules of discipline for monks and nuns of the Sangha (the order).

Source: Dhamma Study: Introduction to the Dhamma
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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

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vinayapiṭaka : (nt.) the code of discipline for the Buddhist monks.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Vinayapiṭaka refers to: the V. Piṭaka KhA1 2, 97; VbhA. 431.

Note: vinayapiṭaka is a Pali compound consisting of the words vinaya and piṭaka.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Vinayapiṭaka (विनयपिटक).—(= Pali id.), = Vinaya: ārya-Mahā-sāṅghikānāṃ Lokottaravādināṃ Madhyadeśikānāṃ pāṭhena Vi°kasya Mahāvastuye ādi Mv i.2.13.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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