The Itivuttaka is a small book in the Khuddaka Nikàya, the fifth part in the Sutta Piñaka, the second division of the Tipiñaka, the sacred scriptures of Buddhism. The name itivuttaka means `as was said' and the work consists of 112 short discourses or suttas with a verse at the end of each. Unlike most other discourses, these do not begin by mentioning where they were spoken. According to tradition, they were all delivered by the Buddha in Kosambi where a servant woman named Khujjuttarà from the royal palace heard them, committed them to memory and passed them down.