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Structure of the Tipitaka
To Do
The Tipitaka
Vinaya Pitaka
Sutta Pitaka
Digha Nikaya
Majjhima Nikaya
Samyutta Nikaya
Anguttara Nikaya
Khuddaka Nikaya
Abhidhamma Pitaka

Wikipitaka is an attempt to compile and complete an English translation of the Tipitaka, the Buddhist sacred scripture, and its commentaries in order to enable complete features of online text: searching, browsing, linking, instant editing as well as looking up terms in an online dictionary.

The word Tipitaka means three boxes or baskets(pitakas) i.e. sections. The entire Buddhist canon is divided into three sections i.e.(1) Vinaya Pitaka : The Ethics/Moral codes. (2) Sutta Pitaka : The discourses of Buddha (mostly), this is the largest section. (3) Abhidhamma Pitaka : The theoretical part and also the higher/ultimate meaning of Buddha's ideas.

There are now 5,389 articles/pages in Wikipitaka and considering the number of pdf files provided, the number of suttas in Wikipitaka is even much more. It is now the largest collection of Theravada Buddhist scriptures/suttas in English on internet providing an almost complete picture of Theravada Buddhism. Also, for the purpose of maintaining complete purity of Buddhist scriptures, obviating the loss of meaning in translation, a Pali version is also provided in every section in the very language spoken by Buddha & complete with original phonetics, which is very useful for research & for the monks & meditation practitioners. Also Pali is the language of spiritual awakening containing unique words which cannot be fully translated, hence it is suggested that those who are inclined towards self-illumination, enlightenment and spiritual powers, they should learn Pali language alongwith its application in meditation practices.

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Wikipitaka offers another dimension of Buddhist study. With searching tool, one can easily find a passage in the massive Tipitaka in a second. Wikipitaka also includes glossary of Pali terms which aggregate variety translations of Pali terms. This glossary enables us to effectively search though the Tipitaka without any translation confusion.

Also, in reading the text, one can find a link to the Encyclopedia of Buddhism which will help readers with the understanding of some Pali terminologies used in the translation.

The expansive characteristic of Wikipitaka will create an extensive tool to study Buddhism at every level and for every purpose.

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Our Goal

Our goal is to unify a standardized English translation of the Tipitaka. Also, along side with the Tipitaka, we would like to aggregate every aspect of the text: significances, commentaries, and interpretations.

Because Buddhism is one of the World Religions, and the Tipitaka is the major Buddhist sacred scripture, it is important to compile and complete this online version of the Tipitaka as soon as possible! And with the power of this Wiki format, we believe that our goal is not too far. It's in your hand!

So far the Digha Nikaya and Majjhima Nikaya are complete.

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The Buddha said:

A gift of Dhamma conquers all gifts.
Dhammapada XXIV, 354

Help us carry out this great mission, giving this great gift to the world, by sharing the profound Dhamma of the Buddha.

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Quotation of the Day

The Buddha said:

Whatever happiness is found in sensual pleasures,
And whatever there is of heavenly bliss -
These are not worth one sixteenth-sixteenth part
Of the happiness that comes with craving's end.

Last Updated by ItsTheSage 06:37, December 2, 2009 (UTC)

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Maha-satipatthana Sutta

Maha-satipatthana Sutta offers comprehensive practical instructions on the development of mindfulness in meditation. The Buddha describes how the development of continuous mindfulness of the four satipatthana ("foundations of mindfulness" or "frames of reference"), mindfulness of the body, of feelings, of the mind, and of mind-objects, can lead ultimately to full Awakening.

Satipatthana Sutta is oftertime referred in the broad conception of Buddhist meditation in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. Satipatthana is a way of implementing the right mindfulness and, less directly, the right concentration parts of the Noble Eightfold Path. Satipatthana meditation goes hand-in-hand with vipassana, samatha or calming meditation, and anapana meditation. Satipatthana is practiced with the aims of vipassana and most often in the context of Theravada Buddhism although the principles are also practiced in most traditions of Buddhism which emphasize meditation such as the Zen or Soto Zen tradition.

There is also Satipatthana Sutta or sutra which is also known as the Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness. This sutta explains how to systematically cultivate mindful awareness or sati.


The Dhammapada is an ancient and revered text in Buddhism, especially in Theravada Buddhism. It is one of the most loved and the most cited passages in the Tipitaka because it is one of the more approachable texts in the Buddhist canon.

Dhammapada is highly regarded as both poetry and moral teaching. It is one of the texts in the Khuddaka Nikaya (the "Minor Collection"), which is one of the five collections in the Sutta Pitaka. The Sutta Pitaka is one of the three "baskets" of texts in the Tipitaka, the great Pali corpus of Buddhist texts, among the oldest extant Buddhist writings. Many mottos of many Buddhist schools in Thailand are from Dhammapada.

Dhammapada here contains all the short sayings as well as detailed stories including pictorial illustrations.

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Complete Life Story of Buddha
Family Tree Of Lord Buddha
The Ten Powers of Buddha
The Eightfold Path as Taught By Lord Buddha
Vipassana Meditation As Taught by Ven. S.N.Goenka
Satipattana Way of Meditation As Taught by Buddha
Tibetan Book of Death & Rebirth(Bardo Thodol)
Summary of Tipitaka By Prof. U.Ko.Lay
Buddhist Principles Explained in Shortcut
Errata: Errors,Omissions & Explanations
Pali Language Learning Resources
Some Buddhist Websites
Other References :
A List Of Buddhas[1]
Persons Associated with Lord Buddha[2]
Kingdoms At The Time of Lord Buddha[3]
Early Buddhist Sangha(Orders)[4]
Sayadawgyi Dr. Nandamālā’s English books:
1. Buddha’s Advice to Rahula (2012)[5]
2. Analytical Study of Vedanā (2013)
3. Bhikkhunī Sāsana in Theravāda Tradition (Mac 2015)
4. Theelon Sayadaw (2013) (An ancient meditation teacher in Myanmar)
5. Candā Theri (2013)
6. The effective methods to recite Bojjhaṅga sutta by Mingun Sayadaw (2013)
7. 蚁垤经 , 2012 (Chinese translation of Vammika Sutta by Mahasi Sayadaw)