50 The Buddha did not nominate his successor. When he was asked who would succeed him, he answered, ”The truths and the rules of Order which I have set forth and laid down for you, let them, after I am gone, be the Teacher for you.” A council met at Rajagriha after his death to make as complete and authentic a collection of the teachings of the master as was possible. It was not until two centuries later that the teachings were available in the form of Tripitaka (The Three Baskets) . . . (page 56)