The First Dharma Council
Mahākāśyapa said to Ānanda, ''From The Turning the Dharma Wheel Scripture up to The Great Parinirvāņa, we have collected and compiled The Four Āgamas: The Item-Added Āgama, The Middle- Length Āgama, The Long Āgama, and The Connected Āgama. These constitute the treasury of Sutra Dharma."
The Arhats also asked, "Who is able to clearly understand and collect the treasury of the Vinaya Dharma?"
They all agreed, "Among the five hundred Arhats, the Venerable Upāli is the foremost in upholding the precepts. Let us now request his assistance."
to be continued