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Ancient Buddhist Texts

website last updated April 18th, 2014


This website has 4 main sections:

Original Texts and Studies

Texts and Translations

Texts in English Only

Indian Prosody: Texts and Studies

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there are also

Reference Materials

Maps of Ancient Buddhist India

Audio Readings of Selected Texts


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Important Changes and Documents Released During 2014:


Important Changes:

February: moved all the audio files to the website, and started using a new embed system.

February: updated the way eBook zips are made so they are always up-to-date.

March: improved the search facilities on the site with google custom search.

April: changed the site over from Xhtml to Html5 and optimised the javascript for quicker downloading.

April: improved audio facilities to make it possible to download files from any page they are embedded in.


Texts and Translations:

Tisuttanirutti, A Grammatical Analysis of the
Maṅgala, Ratana and Mettā Discourses, March 2014

Safeguard Recitals,
Revised and Enlarged 3rd Edition, April 2014

Paṭiccasamuppādavibhaṅga (Vibh. 6),
The Analysis of Conditional Origination, April 2014


English Texts:

The Analysis of Conditional Origination, April 2014




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