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The Khuddaka Nikaya ("Minor Collection") is the last of the five nikayas, or collections, in the Sutta Pitaka, which is one of the "three baskets" that compose the Pali Tipitaka. This nikaya consists of fifteen short books on various topics by the Buddha and his chief disciples. Note that the Burmese version of the Khuddaka Nikaya contains three additional books, for a total of eighteen.


This nikaya contains the following texts:

  • Khuddakapatha
  • Dhammapada
  • Udana
  • Itivuttaka
  • Sutta Nipata
  • Vimanavatthu
  • Petavatthu
  • Theragatha
  • Therigatha
  • Jataka
  • Niddesa
  • Patisambhidamagga
  • Apadāna
  • Buddhavamsa
  • Cariyapitaka

The additional texts in the Burmese canon are:

  • Nettippakarana
  • Petakopadesa
  • Milindapanha

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