Q1. Who composed a biography of the Buddha?
Buddhacharita (Acts of the Buddha) is an epic
poem in the Sanskrit mahakavya style
on the life of Gautama Buddha by Ashvaghosha of Sāketa
(modern Ayodhya), composed in the early second century CE. Ashvaghosha was a
philosopher and poet who is considered India's greatest poet before Kalidasa
(5th century) and the father of Sanskrit drama. He popularized the style of
Sanskrit poetry known as kavya.
Q2. Why is the Buddhist holy book important?
concept of Buddhavacana
(word of the Buddha) is important in understanding how Buddhists classify and
see their texts. Buddhavacana texts
have special status as sacred scripture and are generally seen as in accord
with the teachings of the historical Buddha, which is termed "the
Q3. What is Buddhist books called?
Tripitakas are considered as the Holy books of Buddhism. The collection of
Buddha's teachings is called 'Tripitakas'.
They are Vinaya
Pitaka, and Abhidhamma
Tripitaka means "Three Baskets" in
Sanskrit and refers to its three traditional divisions into the Vinaya basket
of monastic regulations, the Sutta basket of the teachings and sayings of the
Buddha, and the Abhidhamma basket of commentaries and explanations of Buddhist
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