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Book: Buddhism in Five Minutes

Chapter: 5. What are the Holy Texts of Buddhism?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.40742


Buddhism has a variety of collections of holy texts. They differ depending on the school or tradition. In this discussion we will look at holy texts belonging to three traditions of Buddhism: Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana, referred to here according to their chronological order.

Chapter Contributors

  • Asanga Tilakaratne ( - atilakaratne) 'University of Colombo'