First Buddhist Text- Patimokkha

Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama drew up a set of monastic rules or chief vinaya text – Patimokkha, prior to his death in 483 BCE. The rules were intended to serve as permanent guidelines for the Buddhist monastic community outlining a democratic system of decision-making by the assembled monks in council. The text is recited communally every fortnight in monasteries of the Theravada school.

      483 BCE
      Siddhartha Gautama
      Sri Lanka, India

Additional Information:

  • Pāli Canon – Wikipedia
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  • Introduction to the Patimokkha Rules – Access to Insight
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  • Vinaya Pitaka: The Basket of the Discipline – Access to Insight
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  • Overview of the Buddhist Vinaya – Learn Religions
    Jul 22, 2018 – … three parts of the Tipitaka, a collection of the earliest Buddhist texts. … It also contains stories about the first Buddhist monks and nuns and how they lived. … The Tibetan Vinaya also contains rules of conduct (Patimokkha) for …

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