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Buddhism.
a collection of scriptures, originally recorded from oral traditions in the 1st century b.c., divided into one of three parts (Pitaka): sermons (Sutta Pitaka), the rules of the Buddhist order (Vinaya Pitaka), and several treatises on philosophy and psychology (Abhidhamma Pitaka). Also called Tripitaka.

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