Part Two: Life of the Buddha

EXERCISE 32. The First Buddhist Council

  1. What prompted Venerable Maha Kassapa to call for a meeting?
  2. Who made the arrangements for the First Council, and where?
  3. How many arahants were chosen?
  4. What did Venerable Ananda do to attain arahantship?
  5. Who was the President of the First Buddhist Council?
  6. Who were chosen to answer questions about the Vinaya and Dharma?
  7. How was the Tipitaka handed down from generation to generation?
  8. When was the Tipitaka put down in writing?