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(Pāli, The Minor Collection).

The fifth and last division (Nikāya) of the Sūtra Piṭaka, containing a miscellaneous collection of both early and later canonical works. The texts are predominantly in verse and include some of the most popular and uplifting material in the Pāli Canon. There are fifteen works in all: (1) Khuddakapāṭha (Collection of Little Readings); (2) Dhammapada (Verses on Dhamma); (3) Udāna (Uplifting Verses); (4) Itivuttaka (Thus it was Said); (5) Sutta-nipāta (Group of Discourses); (6) Vimānavatthu (Stories of Heavenly Abodes); (7) Petavatthu (Stories of Hungry Ghosts); (8) Theragāthā (Verses of the Male Elders); (9) Therīgāthā (Verses of the Female Elders); (10) Jātaka (Birth Stories); (11) Niddesa (Exposition); (12) Paṭisambhidāmagga (Way of Analysis); (13) Apadāna (Legends); (14) Buddhavaṃsa (Lineage of the Buddhas); (15) Cariyāpiṭaka (Basket of Conduct).

(1) Khuddakapāṭha (Collection of Little Readings); (2) Dhammapada (Verses on Dhamma); (3) Udāna (Uplifting Verses); (4) Itivuttaka (Thus it was Said); (5) Sutta-nipāta (Group of Discourses); (6) Vimānavatthu (Stories of Heavenly Abodes); (7) Petavatthu (Stories of Hungry Ghosts); (8) Theragāthā (Verses of the Male Elders); (9) Therīgāthā (Verses of the Female Elders); (10) Jātaka (Birth Stories); (11) Niddesa (Exposition); (12) Paṭisambhidāmagga (Way of Analysis); (13) Apadāna (Legends); (14) Buddhavaṃsa (Lineage of the Buddhas); (15) Cariyāpiṭaka (Basket of Conduct).

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