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Important places (sacred sites) include macro level places like

‘Lumbini’ – Birthplace of Buddha,
‘Kusinara’ – place of Buddha’s death,
‘Bodh Gaya’ – Place of Buddha’s enlightenment

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Important places at the meso levels are

the temples for particular communities

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important places at the micro level

are shrines/statues in people’s homes

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what is most sacred text?

Pali Canon

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what does Pali Canon contain?

contains 3 parts of texts.

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what are the 3 parts

1. The Sutra (for ordinary ppl)
2. The Vinaya (for ppl with knowledge of Buddhism)
3. The Abhidharma,

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what is Sutra?

the sayings of the Buddha
some are scholastic and theological, whilst others are more like folk tales

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what is Vinya?

concerns the rules/discipline of how monks and nuns should live
represents true authority of Buddhism

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what is Abhidharma?

the set of beliefs based on the Buddhist teachings
scholarly elaboration of doctrine of Buddhism and is highly theological and philosophical in tone.

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what does the Abhidharma focus on?

the individual believer and the personal effects of the following Buddhist way