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(Skt.; Pāli, assembly).

1 The five collections of texts that constitute the Sūtra Piṭaka of the Pāli Canon, namely: (i) Dīgha Nikāya (Collection of Long Discourses); (ii) Majjhima Nikāya (Collection of Medium Discourses); (iii) Saṃyutta Nikāya (Collection of Connected Discourses); (iv) Aṇguttara Nikāya (Collection of Incremental Discourses); (v) Khuddaka Nikāya (Collection of Lesser Discourses). See also Āgama.

(i) Dīgha Nikāya (Collection of Long Discourses); (ii) Majjhima Nikāya (Collection of Medium Discourses); (iii) Saṃyutta Nikāya (Collection of Connected Discourses); (iv) Aṇguttara Nikāya (Collection of Incremental Discourses); (v) Khuddaka Nikāya (Collection of Lesser Discourses).

2 A group of monks or a monastic order.

Subjects: Buddhism.


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