Prelims 303

With reference to Buddhist text, Tripitaka, consider the following:
1. Vinay Pitaka mentions the rules and regulations for those who joined the Sangha or monastic order.
2. Sutta Pitaka contains the philosophy of Buddhism.
3. Abhidhamma Pitaka contains the teachings of the Buddha.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A.
1 only
B.
2 and 3 only
C.
1 and 3 only
D.
1, 2 and 3
Explanation :
After the death of Buddha, Buddhists text were compiled in the form of Tripitakas. It means 3 baskets to hold three types of text. They were classified according to length as well as subject matter.
Vinay Pitaka included rules and regulations for those who joined the Sangha or monastic order. And the Abhidhamma pitaka deals with the philosophical matters.
The Sutta Pitaka contains the teaching of the Buddha. Sutta means teaching. The text has more than 10,000 suttas. Hence, only statement 1 is correct.