The documents which form the basis of Buddhism come in the form of various compilations of the Buddha's discourses arranged into several texts. These are known a the Tripiṭaka. The main sections of the Tripiṭaka and the abbreviations used to refer them are as follows:
The Discourses in this section come from the 4 Nikāyas (D, M, S, A) given above. The number of the Sutta in the collection is given after the initial of the collection.