Ancient Buddhist Texts

Materials from the early and medieval Buddhist tradition covering texts in Pāli and Sanskrit; line by line (interlinear) texts and translations; translations in English only; studies of grammar, prosody and compilation; maps, reference works and audio files.

website last updated November 19th, 2016

 

This website has 4 main sections:

Original Texts and Studies

Texts and Translations

Texts in English Only

Grammar and Prosody

there are also

Reference Materials

Maps of Ancient Buddhist India

Audio Readings of Selected Texts

 

Important Changes and Documents Released During 2016:

 

Important Changes:

March: remade the flipbook embeds to use yumpu rather than issuu.

 

mp3 Audio Files:

The Discourse concerning Vāseṭṭha, February

From Buddha-to-be to Teacher
in the Buddha’s own Words
, April

Cha Abhiññā (in Pāḷi), April

Dhamma Verses
A Translation of the Dhammapada (KN 2)
, August

Thai Chanting
(selections from the Thai tradition)
, October

Dhamma Topics
A Translation of Dhammatthavinicchaya
, December

Dhammatthavinicchaya (in Pāḷi)
(a collection of Dhamma topics)
, December

 

Original Texts and Studies:

Parallels to the Dhammapada Verses, January

Dhammatthavinicchaya (a collection of Dhamma topics), December

 

Texts and Translations:

Traditional Monastic Reflections
translated and adapted for lay people also
, February

Vāseṭṭhasuttaṁ
The Discourse concerning Vāseṭṭha
and its commentary (MN & MA 98)
, February

Chanting for Meditators
(a monthly chanting schedule)
, April

Dhammapada
Dhamma Verses (KN 2)
, August

Thai Chanting
(selections from the Thai tradition)
, October

Arthaviniścaya
An Analysis of the Topics
, November

Dhammatthavinicchaya
Dhamma Topics and their Analysis
, December

 

English Texts:

The Discourse concerning Vāseṭṭha (MN 98), February

Buddhist Parables
220 Stories from Canonical,
Para-Canonical and Commentarial sources
, March

From Buddha-to-be to Teacher
in the Buddha’s own Words
, April

Dhamma Verses
A Translation of the Dhammapada (KN 2)
, August

An Analysis of the Topics
(Arthaviniścaya)
, November

Dhamma Topics and their Analysis
(Dhammatthavinicchaya)
, December

 

Prosody: Texts and Studies:

Vuttodaya, The Composition of Metre, April

Syntax of the Cases in the Pali Nikayas, April

Schema for the Transliteration of Sanskrit and Pāḷi, October

 

Reference:

From the Living Fountains of Buddhism
Ananda W.P. Guruge
, June

A Summary of the Mahāvastu
Bimala Churn Law

 

Maps:

Chinese Pilgrims to
Central Asia, India and SE Asia (3 maps)
, May