1. For more information about the Tipiṭaka, visit our Pali section and The Pāli Canon at the Vipassana Research Institute.
3. The three piṭakas, commentaries, sub-commentaries and most of the subsequent Pali literature is digitized and can be found at https://www.tipitaka.org.
4. The words of the Buddha were preserved for centuries and handed down to us by the means of the Buddhist Councils. The following links provides a detailed account of the six Buddhist Councils: https://pariyatti.org/Free-Resources/Treasures#section2 and https://www.vridhamma.org/the-six-councils.