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The subject matter of Buddhist scripture "Vinay Pitak' is 
1. Religious Sermon
2. The life sketch of Buddha
3. Rules for Monks
4. None of the above

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Rules for Monks

Its primary subject matter is the monastic rules of conduct for monks and nuns.

  • The rules made by the Buddhist Sanghas were laid down in  Vinaya Pitaka.
  • Tripitaka or Three Baskets is a traditional term used for various Buddhist scriptures.
  • The three pitakas are Sutta Pitaka, Vinaya Pitaka and Abhidhamma Pitaka.
  • ​​Sutta Pitaka: 
    • It contains over 10 thousand suttas or sutras related to Buddha and his close companions.
    • It also deals with the first Buddhist council which was held shortly after Buddha’s death.
    • It is the collection of buddha's Sermons and Teachings.
  • Vinaya Pitaka:
    • It is also known as the Book of Discipline.
    • The subject matter of Vinay Pitaka is the monastic rules for monks and nuns.
    • It deals with the governing rules of sangha and monks. 
  • Abhidhammapitaka Pitaka:
    • It deals with the philosophy and doctrine of Buddhism appearing in the suttas.

Hence, the subject matter of Buddhist scripture "Vinay Pitak' rules for monks.

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