Wikia

Wikipitaka - The Completing Tipitaka

Home

Talk10
1,518pages on
this wiki
Right now, there are 1,518 suttas and articles.

Overview · Dictionary of Buddhism · Searching · Editing · Questions · Help


Wikipitaka
Support
Help
Dictionary
Glossary
Structure of the Tipitaka
To Do
The Tipitaka
Vinaya Pitaka
Sutta Pitaka
Digha Nikaya
Majjhima Nikaya
Samyutta Nikaya
Anguttara Nikaya
Khuddaka Nikaya
Abhidhamma Pitaka

Wikipitaka is an attempt to compile and complete an English translation of the Tipitaka, the Buddhist sacred scripture, and its commentaries in order to enable complete features of online text: searching, browsing, linking, instant editing as well as looking up terms in an online dictionary.

There are now 1,518 suttas in Wikipitaka. Please help us grow by contributing. See the To Do page for ideas. It really is easy to help once you get started!

Features

Wikipitaka offers another dimension of Buddhist study. With searching tool, one can easily find a passage in the massive Tipitaka in a second. Wikipitaka also includes glossary of Pali terms which aggregate variety translations of Pali terms. This glossary enables us to effectively search though the Tipitaka without any translation confusion.

Also, in reading the text, one can find a link to the Encyclopedia of Buddhism which will help readers with the understanding of some Pali terminologies used in the translation.

The expansive characteristic of Wikipitaka will create an extensive tool to study Buddhism at every level and for every purpose.

To start, you may visit our help on Basic Navigation

Our Goal

Our goal is to unify a standardized English translation of the Tipitaka. Also, along side with the Tipitaka, we would like to aggregate every aspect of the text: significances, commentaries, and interpretations.

Because Buddhism is one of the World Religions, and the Tipitaka is the major Buddhist sacred scripture, it is important to compile and complete this online version of the Tipitaka as soon as possible! And with the power of this Wiki format, we believe that our goal is not too far. It's in your hand!

So far the Digha Nikaya and Majjhima Nikaya are complete.

Join Us!

The Buddha said:

A gift of Dhamma conquers all gifts.
Dhammapada XXIV, 354

Help us carry out this great mission, giving this great gift to the world, by sharing the profound Dhamma of the Buddha.

This is the excellent chance to make some Great Karma. By reading and sharing your insight with us, you have accumulated the perfection of wisdom (panna paramitta), for yourself as well as for the world.

Quotation of the Day

The Buddha said:

Whatever happiness is found in sensual pleasures,
And whatever there is of heavenly bliss -
These are not worth one sixteenth-sixteenth part
Of the happiness that comes with craving's end.


Last Updated by ItsTheSage 06:37, December 2, 2009 (UTC)

How to Help "Completing the Tipitaka"

Simply pickup your Tipitaka or any of the scriptures at hand and translate! You may help us transcribe some translations that available in hardcopy, with proper citation, if you do not want to translate them yourself. Please see To Do page for more ideas about how to help "completing the Tipitaka."

Today's Featured Passage

Maha-satipatthana Sutta

Maha-satipatthana Sutta offers comprehensive practical instructions on the development of mindfulness in meditation. The Buddha describes how the development of continuous mindfulness of the four satipatthana ("foundations of mindfulness" or "frames of reference"), mindfulness of the body, of feelings, of the mind, and of mind-objects, can lead ultimately to full Awakening.

Satipatthana Sutta is oftertime referred in the broad conception of Buddhist meditation in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. Satipatthana is a way of implementing the right mindfulness and, less directly, the right concentration parts of the Noble Eightfold Path. Satipatthana meditation goes hand-in-hand with vipassana, samatha or calming meditation, and anapana meditation. Satipatthana is practiced with the aims of vipassana and most often in the context of Theravada Buddhism although the principles are also practiced in most traditions of Buddhism which emphasize meditation such as the Zen or Soto Zen tradition.

There is also Satipatthana Sutta or sutra which is also known as the Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness. This sutta explains how to systematically cultivate mindful awareness or sati.

Dhammapada

The Dhammapada is an ancient and revered text in Buddhism, especially in Theravada Buddhism. It is one of the most loved and the most cited passages in the Tipitaka because it is one of the more approachable texts in the Buddist canon.

Dhammapada is highly regarded as both poetry and moral teaching. It is one of the texts in the Khuddaka Nikaya (the "Minor Collection"), which is one of the five collections in the Sutta Pitaka. The Sutta Pitaka is one of the three "baskets" of texts in the Tipitaka, the great Pali corpus of Buddhist texts, among the oldest extant Buddhist writings.

Also, Dhammapada contains many short sayings of the Buddha. Many mottos of many Buddhist schools in Thailand are from Dhammapada.

Passages in Need...


Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki