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Agama Sutra

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Agama Sutra
   It is one of the oldest Buddhist scriptures. These sutras contain the sermons of Shakyamuni Buddha during the first two to three years after he attained Enlightenment and during the year proceeding his Nirvana. The sutras consists of four collections:
   	in Pali (P)
   	in Sanskrit (S)
   1.     	Digha-nikaya     	Dirghagama (Long Sayings)  
   2.     	Mojjhima-nikaya     	Madhyamagama (Middle-length Sayings)  
   3.     	Samyutta-nikaya     	Samyuktagama (Kindred Sayings)  
   4.     	Anguttara-nikaya     	Ekottaragama (Gradual Sayings)  
   5.     	Khuddaka-nikaya     	Ksudrakagama (Minor Saying)  
   Khuddaka-nikaya is only included in Pali canon. The five collections is called Sutta-pitaka.

see also: Agama

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