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Pitaka

Divisions of the Pali Scriptures are so named, meaning in each case basket or collection The Bible of Buddhism, containing 116 volumes, is divided into three classes, collectively known as the Tripitaka or Pitakattayan, that is, the Triple Basket the Soutras, or Discourses of Buddha; the Vinaga or Discipline; and the Abhadhama, or Metaphysics. The Canon was fixed about 240 B.C-and commands a following of a large part of the human race. Masonically considered, this indeed must be a great Light or Trestle-Board, if it is the guide of the conduct and practice of so vast a number of our Brethren, for are not all men our Brethren?

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