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Sūtra Anthologies
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According to traditional accounts of early Buddhism, after the death of the Buddha, his teachings were assembled by his disciples, who gathered together for this purpose in the so-called First Council, these materials being memorized by at least some of those present, since writing remained unknown. Assuming for a moment the historicity of these account…

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Kaie Mochizuki, “Sūtra Anthologies”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 28 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_0025>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20151231

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