Wednesday, July 11, 2012

VIDEO: 1st Buddhist Council in Sattapanni Cave 483 BC

The First Buddhist Council took place at the Sattapanni Rock Cave in
Rajagaha now Rajgir, India. 3 months after the Buddha's final Nibbana,
500 Arahants met here to recite the Dhamma and the Vinaya, so that it
could be passed on to future generations exactly as spoken by the historical
Buddha Gotama and his disciples. This council was headed by Mahakassapa
Thera and it lasted 7 months. It established the original authentic Tipitaka:
The 3 Baskets of Sacred Text = The Pali Canon:

This crucial 1st council is described in detail in the:
Mahavamsa: The Great Chronicle of Ceylon pp: 14-19

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