The Pali Canon contains the primary source material. This is then analyzed historically and philosophically, in light of contemporary, earlier, and later literary evidence. The literary, historical, sociological, and ideological evidence in the Pali Canon confirms the authenticity and antiquity of the material. This book describes the development of the theory and origins of knowledge in Pali Canon’s Hinayana Buddhism. The book includes a preface, a list of abbreviations and an appendix. It also contains bibliography, index, bibliography, and a chronological table of schools.