Guide to Tipitaka
Khuddaka Nikæya

Of the five Nikæyas, Khuddaka Nikæya contains the largest number of treatises (as listed below) and the most numerous categories of dhamma. Although the word "Khuddaka" literally means "minor" or "small", the actual content of this collection can by no means be regarded as minor, including as it does the two major divisions of the Pi„aka, namely, the Vinaya Pi„aka and the Abhidhamma Pi„aka according to one system of classification. The miscellaneous nature of this collection, containing not only the discourses by the Buddha but compilations of brief doctrinal notes mostly in verse, accounts of personal struggles and achievements by theras and theris also in verse, the birth stories, the history of the Buddhas etc., may account for its title.

[ List of treatises as approved by the Sixth International Buddhist Synod ]

Khuddaka Nikâya

  1. Khuddakapâtha Pâli
  2. The Dhammapada Pâli
  3. Udâna Pâli
  4. Itivuttaka Pâli
  5. Suttanipâta Pâli
  6. Vimâna Vatthu Pâli
  7. Peta Vatthu Pâli
  8. The Thera Gâthâ Pâli and
  9. The Theri Gâthâ Pâli
  10. Jâtaka Pâli, Birth-Stories of the Buddha
  11. Niddesa Pâli
  12. Patisambhidâ Magga Pâli
  13. Apadâna Pâli
  14. Buddhavamsa Pâli, History of the Buddhas
  15. Cariyâ Pitaka
  16. Netti and
  17. Petakopadesa
  18. Milindapańha Pâli

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