Nikāya

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Pāli term used to reference sections of the Sutta Piṭaka (the Discourse section of the Tipiṭaka).  The Sutta Piṭaka is divided into 5 nikāyas:

  • The Dīgha Nikāya, or “long discourses” (V: Trường Bộ)
  • The Majjhima Nikāya, or “middle length discourses” (V: Trung Bộ)
  • The Samyutta Nikāya, or “connected discourses” (V: Tương Ưng Bộ)
  • The Anguttara Nikāya, or “numerical discourses” (V: Tăng Chi Bộ)
  • The Khuddaka Nikāya, or “minor discourses” (V: Tiểu Bộ)
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