Of greater general interest is the sutta Pitaka, in which the sermons and discourses of the Buddha are collected.
We are not however told that they revised the sutta or Abhidhamma.
The reciter of a sutta simply adopts the style of a village story-teller.
It is doubtless meant that he recited the sutta with a running exposition.
A translation of a Buddhist sutta on the same subject is given in Edm.
In Buddhist literature the composite and tertiary character of the sutta Pitaka is equally plain.
This sutta may be taken in connection with passages asserting that the Buddha knows more than he tells his disciples.
But the sutta Pitaka is an attempt to delineate a personality as well as to record a doctrine.
This sutta Pitaka is divided into five collections called Nikyas.
Lines of growth are clearly discernible in the Vinaya and sutta Pitakas.
"series of aphorisms," 1801, from Sanskrit sutram "rule," literally "string, thread" (as a measure of straightness), from sivyati "sew;" cognate with Latin suere "to sew" (see sew). Applied to rules of grammar, law, philosophy, etc., along with their commentaries.