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The Pali Canon

Vinaya

Sutta

The collection of texts concerning the rules of conduct governing the daily affairs within the Sangha -- the community of bhikkhus (ordained monks) and bhikkhunis (ordained nuns). The collection of discourses, attributed to the Buddha and a few of his closest disciples, containing all the central teachings of Theravada Buddhism.
Abhidhamma
The collection of texts in which the underlying doctrinal principles presented in the Sutta Pitaka are reworked and reorganized into a systematic framework that can be applied to an investigation into the nature of mind and matter. This later work is not available here but sections of it may be found at Access to Insight.

Except where otherwise noted these translations of the earliest Buddhist texts originate at Access to Insight and are republished here under the terms of the ATI distribution agreement. We are grateful to be able to offer these texts here. For Free Distribution Only. These translations are © Copyright and may only be used by agreement with the copyright holder.

Dhamma Essay:
A Note on Openness by Bhikkhu Bodhi


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