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Buddhist scriptures for Non-Buddhists The Pāli Canon - an overview

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This article discusses the history and structure of the Pali canon (Tipiţaka). The main sections of this, the canonical scripture of Theravada Buddhism, are outlined, placed in context and displayed in diagram format. The role and history of the Pāli language are also discussed.

Affiliations: 1: F + E Project Research Institute for Religion and Theology University of South Africa PO Box 392 Pretoria 0001 Republic of South Africa


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