Ancient Buddhist Texts Home Page
Texts in English Only
English translations of many texts from the Pāḷi Canon and beyond bearing on the Buddha’s teaching, most with embedded readings of the text.
In this section there are many works, most of which have parallels
that appear along with the text in the Texts and Translations
section of this website, but here are presented in English only.
Note that there are many extra chanting texts
in that section that are not included here.
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Early Sources for the Life of the Buddha:
Nuns and Women
Works in Pāḷi centering on Women:
Doctrinal works mainly from the Pāḷi Canon:
Works from the Pāḷi Canon on Meditation:
Some Important Works from the Abhidhamma:
Some Important Works from the Post-Canonical Period:
last updated: August 2016