Agama

Agama is a term for scriptures in Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism.

Āgama (Buddhism)

In Buddhism, an āgama (Sanskrit and Pali for "sacred work" or "scripture") is a collection of Early Buddhist scriptures, of which there are five, which together comprise the various recensions of the Sūtra Piṭaka of the early Buddhist schools. The various schools had different recensions of each āgama, and the five āgamas parallel the first five collections (nikāyas) of the Sutta Piṭaka of the Theravada school's Pali Canon. Āgamas of various schools, primarily the Sarvāstivāda, are preserved in their entirety in Chinese translation, and portions also survive in Sanskrit and in Tibetan translation.

Jain Agamas (Āgama (Jainism))

Agamas are canonical texts of Jainism based on Mahavira's teachings. Mahavira's preaching were orally compiled by his disciples into various Sutras (texts) which were collectively called Jain canonical or Agamic literature. Traditionally these sutras were orally passed on from teachers (acaryas or gurus) to the disciples for several centuries. The scholars date the composition of Jain agamas at around 6th to 3rd century BC.

Āgama (Hinduism)

Agama (Sanskrit आगम) means, in the Hindu context, "a traditional doctrine, or system which commands faith".

In Hinduism, the Agamas are a collection of Sanskrit scriptures which are revered and followed by millions of Hindus.

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