from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The three divisions, or “baskets” (pitakas), of buddhist scriptures, -- the Vinayapitaka [Skr. Vinayapiṭaka] , or Basket of Discipline; Suttapitaka [Pali] , or Basket of Discourses; and Abhidhammapitaka [Pali] , or Basket of Metaphysics.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The complete collection of the northern Buddhist scriptures, in the three divisions of Sutra, Vinaya, and Abhidharma.


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