01 March 2011

26 February 2011 - BPS 053 Historical Development of Buddhist Scriptures

During the 3-hour course, the participants learned about the Historical Background,
Classification of Buddha's Teachings and the Development of Buddhist Scriptures.

The lecture was given by Mr. Vijaya Samarawickrama,
the Director of Nalanda Institute, Malaysia.

Classification of teachings during the Buddha's time was ninefold :
Sutta, Geyya, Veyyakarana, Gatha, Udana, Itivuttaka, Jataka, Abbhutadhamma, Vedalla.

The lecturer explained on the Second Buddhist Council which was held in Vesali.
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