Bauddham

Dictionary of Bauddham

The project of the Digital Dictionary of Buddhism (usually referred to by the acronym DDB) was initiated by Charles Muller(a specialist in East Asian Buddhism) during his first year of graduate school--upon his realization of the dearth of lexicographical works available for both East Asian Buddhism and classical Chinese. Since that time, he has continued to compile the terminology from the texts that he has studied and translated, extending for almost twenty years.

A splendid initiative and a dedicated effort to document Bauddham, spanning Sanskrit, Pali and other sources.

kalyanaraman, Nov. 3, 2010

Major Technical Upgrade of CJKV-E/DDB Dictionaries
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From: Charles Muller <acmuller@jj.em-net.ne.jp>

Dear Colleagues,

After almost ten years of operation since Michael Beddow's initial creation of the programming structure for the online CJKV-E/DDB
dictionaries, we are delighted to announce a major upgrade of these web services.

The most basic components of this upgrade are (1) a move to a dedicated server which will be able to deliver more power to search
functions and greater stability to Unicode-related programming, and (2) an entire rewriting of the underlying search and indexing
routines, resulting in a noticeable increase in speed and variety of search results, and links to both internal and external
resources. Some major specific additions and enhancements include:

A. Basic Search

  (1) A middle-level of search results, showing a list of head words   that contain the search term. Previously, searches for a term would
  produce only the headword itself (when it existed), along with a   long, scattered list of entry body matches.


  (2) The list of body entry matches, which was previously delivered   without any particular ordering, is now sorted according to
  traditional ascending radical + stroke count (basically equivalent   to Unicode hex number).

  (3) The list of matched body entries now includes a snippet of   context, to give the user some hint of the usefulness of each
  listed match. 

  (4) Head word searches via Pinyin, Hangeul, Korean romanization,   Katakana, and Japanese romanization. Previously, searches for
  headwords via their various renderings in East Asian and romanized   syllabaries would only yield matches as body entries. Now,
  dedicated search indexes for Pinyin, etc. will yield head word   matches in a very fast search.

  (5) Searches with or without diacritics are equally and   transparently supported. Searches employing those romanization
  systems that use diacritics may also be made with or without   diacritical marks (though in the nature of things the latter may
  produce some false positives). This also applies to searches for   Sanskrit and Pali terms in entry bodies.


B. Entry results

  (1) Previously, hyperlinks to terms within displayed entries   sometimes lacked actual targets, or led to the comprehensive
  external index in a roundabout manner. Now, if a term currently has   no target in the dictionary concerned or (in the case of the DDB)
  in the external index, it will be shown without a hyperlink.

  (2) If the link goes to the comprehensive external index rather   than the DDB itself, the user will be taken directly to that
  information, with no other message or page in between.

  (3) If  the headword of a DDB entry is also present in the CJKV-E,   a hyperlink to that entry will automatically be added to the DDB
  entry when it is displayed. The converse applies to CJKV-E entries   if the DDB has an entry for the same headword, a link to it will be
  added to the CJKV-E entry on the display.

  (4) A link for a direct search to the SAT Taish? Database will   automatically be generated for DDB entries (we are  also able and
  willing to generate links directly into other web-based canonical   collections if the administrators of those collections are willing
  to provide us with the requisite code for such links).


C. Behind-the-scenes. There are other enhancements which, while not visible to users, will greatly improve the function of both dictionaries. Most importantly:

  (1) The two main indexes (on headwords and fulltext) previously   used have been completely re-implemented to give faster and more
  flexible matching. In addition, a number of specialized   supplementary indexes have been added which are automatically
  invoked alongside or instead of the main indexes as and when   appropriate.

  (2) Index updating has been made significantly faster and   extensively automated. This means that all the indexes can be
  regenerated as frequently as desired. So from now on, corrections   to existing entries, as well as newly-contributed entries, will be
  browsable and searchable in their entirety very shortly after   editorial acceptance (assuming of course, that the Human in-charge
  is not indisposed for some reason or other!).

  (3) Great care has been taken to ensure that hyperlinks on external   sites to DDB and CJKV-E entries which employ the syntax of the
  previous implementation of the Dictionaries continue to function   exactly as before.  No existing external links made in accordance
  with the methods previously specified for creating such links will   be broken as a result of the new infrastructure.


D. CJKV-E

  (1) In the process of preparing this upgrade, a great amount of   work has been put into improving the structure and content of the
  CJKV-E dictionary, which has stayed pretty much on the back burner   for the past decade or so. Greater attention will henceforth be
  given to the development of this resource.

  (2) In fact, I am presently working with a small grant that will   have the effect of drastically increasing the coverage of the
  CJKV-E over the next few years.

I would like to take this opportunity to offer my deepest thanks to those scholars who have provided staunch and enduring support for the
DDB over the past decade. Most importantly to Michael, who has, without any monetary remuneration whatsoever, provided state-of-the
art programming of these dictionaries (along with web security and all other related functions), buttressed by a matched level of
understanding of lexicographical and linguistic principles that has provided us with so much of the structure and precision that these
online references currently exhibit. Many of the technical enhancements are based on Michael's work on the Anglo-Norman
Dictionary (http://www.anglo-norman.net/), funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom, whose indirect but significant support is gratefully acknowledged.

There is also a core group of approximately 25 scholars, many of them recognized as leading figures in their own areas of expertise, who
have continued to generously contribute large amounts of material from their own research notes and glossaries. They have also spent much time in scouring previously-existent entries, amending, appending, and entirely rewriting, such that the DDB and CJKV-E are in a steady state of growth in size and accuracy (the names of these scholars can be browsed at <http://www.buddhism-dict.net/credits/credits-ddb.html>). I would also like to thank those scholars who have convinced their libraries of the value of an institutional subscription. The resulting funds, albeit modest, have been invaluable to help pay for infrastructure, web hosting, and the employment of part-time assistants to do input and editing.

I believe we can say that there are few, if any, other examples in the academic humanities field where a body of scholars, bonded by
overlapping interests but spread across the globe, have contributed to a central resource on a such a scale, upholding rigorous standards of composition, accreditation, and citation, and providing an eminently practical and useful example of how we can collaborate to build
resources that are far  more substantial than mere anonymous aggregations.

Digital Dictionary of Buddhismhttp://buddhism-dict.net/ddb
CJKV-E Dictionary: http://buddhism-dict.net/dealt

Chuck

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University of Tokyo
Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, Faculty of Letters
Center for Evolving Humanities
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Ancient Bauddham texts

Audio Readings of Selected Texts

 

The audio readings presented here are in mp3 format and can either be streamed by left-clicking on the link, which will open a new window where the recordings will play; or they can be downloaded by right-clicking and choosing to save to the hard-disk.

At the moment only English works have been read in, but I hope to add to these in the coming months, and will try and include Pàëi and Sanskrit recordings also. The readings have been broken into smaller sections to allow for easy access and download.

Note that these files are not included in the website download but are being hosted on the very fast www.archive.com servers and must be downloaded separately. Please feel free to share these recordings with your friends.

ânandajoti Bhikkhu
May 2010

 

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Table of Contents

 

The Earliest Recorded Discourses of the Buddha

The Great Emancipation (Mahàparinibbànasuttaü, DN 16)

The Way to the Beyond (Pàràyanavaggo)

(Link to Text)

 Stream all the Files (41 minutes) 

1: Introductory Verses (10.40 mins)

1: Ajita's Questions (26.15 mins)

2: Tissa Metteyya's Questions (26.15 mins)

3: Puõõaka's Questions (26.15 mins)

4: Mettagå's Questions (26.15 mins)

5: Dhotaka's Questions (26.15 mins)

6: Upasãva's Questions (26.15 mins)

7: Nanda's Questions (26.15 mins)

8: Hemaka's Questions (26.15 mins)

9: Todeyya's Questions (26.15 mins)

10: Kappa's Questions (26.15 mins)

11: Jatukaõõã's Questions (26.15 mins)

12: Bhadràvudha's Questions (26.15 mins)

13: Udaya's Questions (26.15 mins)

14: Posàla's Questions (26.15 mins)

15: Mogharàja's Questions (26.15 mins)

16: Piïgiya's Questions (26.15 mins)

Verses in Praise of the Way to the Beyond (26.15 mins)

Verses on the Recital of the Way to the Beyond (4.30 mins)

 Download all 19 mp3s in a 38 MB zip file here 

 

Exalted Utterances (Udàna)

The Ways of Attending to Mindfulness (Satipaññhànasuttaü, MN 10)

Other Meditation Discourses

Doctrinal Discourses

Garland of Birth Stories

(Link to Text)

 Stream all the Files (15 Hours) 

1: Introductory Stanzas (2 mins)

1: The Story of the Tigress (15 mins)

2: The Story of the King of the øibis (28 mins)

3: The Story of the Small Portion of Gruel (13 mins)

4: The Story of the Head of A Guild (13 mins)

5: The Story of Aviùahya (17 mins)

6: The Story of the Hare (22 mins)

7: The Story of Agastya (26 mins)

8: The Story of Maitrãbàla (39 mins)

9: The Story of Vièvantara (55 mins)

10: The Story of the Sacrifice (25 mins)

11: The Story of øakra (11 mins)

12: The Story of the Bràhman (13 mins)

13: The Story of Unmàdayantã (27 mins)

14: The Story of Supàraga (26 mins)

15: The Story of the Fish (11 mins)

16: The Story of the Quails' Young (7 mins)

17: The Story of the Jar (17 mins)

18: The Story of the Childless One (14 mins)

19: The Story of the Lotus Stalks (24 mins)

20: The Story of the Treasurer (21 mins)

21: The Story of Cuóóabodhi (22 mins)

22: The Story of the Holy Swans (48 mins)

23: The Story of Mahàbodhi (45 mins)

24: The Story of the Great Ape (23 mins)

25: The Story of the øarabha (17 mins)

26: The Story of the Ruru Deer (28 mins)

27: The Story of the Great Monkey (24 mins)

28: The Story of Kùàntivàdin (40 mins)

29: The Story of the Inhabitant of the Brahmaloka (29 mins)

30: The Story of the Elephant (27 mins)

31: The Story of Sutasoma (57 mins)

32: The Story of AyogÔha (26 mins)

33: The Story of the Buffalo (11 mins)

34: The Story of the Woodpecker (15 mins)

 Download all 35 mp3s in a 791 MB zip file here 

 

The Life of the Victorious Buddha (Jinacaritaü)

(Link to Text)

 Stream all the Files (1 hour 45 minutes) 

01: Homage to the Three Treasures (1.37 mins)

02: Sumedha (2.20 mins)

03: The Going-Forth (2.07 mins)

04: Buddha Dipaïkara (2.29 mins)

05: The Resolution (2.41 mins)

06: The Perfections (2.06 mins)

07: The Conception (3.05 mins)

08: The Birth (3.56 mins)

09: The 32 Wonders (4.56 mins)

10: The Ascetic Kàladevala (2.14 mins)

11: The Ploughing Festival (1.51 mins)

12: The Palaces (1.29 mins)

13: The Signs (3.35 mins)

14: The Great Renunciation (2.50 mins)

15: The Departure (5.56 mins)

16: Ràjagaha (1.33 mins)

17: Sujàta (1.45 mins)

18: The Bodhi Tree (3.54 mins)

19: The Defeat of Màra (6.13 mins)

20: The Perfect Awakening (1.33 mins)

21: The Seven Weeks (2.18 mins)

22: The Divinity's Request (4.48 mins)

23: The Rolling of the Dhamma Wheel (5.09 mins)

24: King Bimbisàra (2.42 mins)

25: Kàludàyã (3.42 mins)

26: The Visit to the Sàkiyàs (3.35 mins)

27: King Suddhodana (3.38 mins)

28: Yasodharà, Ràhula, and Nanda (2.57 mins)

29: The Purchasing of Jeta's Wood (4.27 mins)

30: The Donation of Jeta's Wood (3.02 mins)

31: The Rain's Residences(7.37 mins)

32: Conclusion (3.13 mins)

 Download all 32 mp3s in a 96 MB zip file here 

 

The Light of Asia by Sir Edwin Arnold

 

Opening of The Ways of Attending to Mindfulness in Audacity

 

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Maps of Ancient Buddhist India

 

Here you will find presented a number of maps of Buddhist places in Ancient India to help as a reference for those interested in understanding the geography and demographic distribution of places and peoples mentioned in the Buddhist texts. A number of them have been prepared specially for this section, and others accompany particular texts and translations that are presented elsewhere on this website. The intention is to add to this section as and when the need arises.

I have included modern place names in some of the maps so as to help orientate the reader, who may not be familiar with the geography of India. I have also annotated the maps to give sources and further relevant information that could not be included elsewhere.

My main sources for information in compiling the maps have been the following: Geography of Early Buddhism by B.C. Law; Dictionary of Pàli Proper Names by G.P. Malalasekera; Buddhist India by T.W. Rhys-Davids; and Middle Land, Middle Way by S. Dhammika; many other books have incidental information, including the various annotated translations I have consulted during the course of this work. I am particularly grateful to Bhante S. Dhammika for checking the maps through for me and making many useful suggestions and corrections, which has helped improve them considerably.

ânandajoti Bhikkhu
May 2008

PDF (22 pages, 1.8 MB)

 

Tathàgatassa Pure Càritaü
The Buddha's Early Career

Tathàgatassa Vassànà
The Realised One's Rains Retreats

Tathàgatassa Pacchimà Càrikà
The Realised One's Last Tour

The Realised One's Early Career

The Realised One's Rains Retreats

The Realised One's Last Tour

 

Sarãravibhàgo
The Distribution of the Relics

Cattàri Saüvejanãyàni òhànàni
The Four Places that Produce Enthusiasm

Bàvarissa Màõavacàrikà Jambudãpe
Bàvarã's Students' Walk across Ancient India

The Distribution of the Relics

The Four Places that Produce Enthusiasm

Bàvarã's Students' Walk across Ancient India

 

Soëasa Mahàjanapadà
The 16 Great States

Paÿca Mahànadã
The Five Great Rivers

Anotattasaro ca Sinerupabbato ca
Mount Neru and Lake Anotatta

The Sixteen Great States

The Five Great Rivers

Mount Neru and Lake Anotatta

 

Asokassa Lipiyo
Asoka's Edicts

Asokassa Pesanà
Asoka's Missions

Dharmapadàni âyatanàni
Where the Dhammapada-s were found

Asoka's Edicts

Asoka's Missions

Where the various versions of the Dhammapada-s were found

 


 

 

Sàsanavaóóhana
The Growth of the Dispensation (11 Maps)

 

 

Growth of Buddhism

 

 

Note that these maps are approximate only. They have been made from satellite photographs, but the terrain, needless to say, has changed a great deal since Lord Buddha's time. I still hope, however, that they give students a better idea of the lands where the Buddha lived and taught.

Asokassa Lipiyo
Asoka's Edicts

Asoka's Edicts

The map shown above is approx. 1,600 km from East to West and 2,200 km from North to SouthTranslation of Inset written in Bràhmã script at Girnar (by S. Dhammika):

Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, has caused this Dhamma edict to be written. Here (in my domain) no living beings are to be slaughtered or offered in sacrifice. Nor should festivals be held, for Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, sees much to object to in such festivals, although there are some festivals that Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, does approve of.

Formerly, in the kitchen of Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, hundreds of thousands of animals were killed every day to make curry. But now with the writing of this Dhamma edict only three creatures, two peacocks and a deer are killed, and the deer not always. And in time, not even these three creatures will be killed.

 

Kandahar Inscription


Translation of Inscription written in Greek (top)and Aramaic (bottom) at Kandahar (by G.P. Carratelli): 

Ten years (of reign) having been completed, King
Piodasses (Ashoka) made known (the doctrine of)
Piety (Eusebeia) to men; and from this moment he has made
men more pious, and everything thrives throughout
the whole world. And the king abstains from (killing)
living beings, and other men and those who (are)
huntsmen and fishermen of the king have desisted
from hunting. And if some (were) intemperate, they
have ceased from their intemperance as was in their
power; and obedient to their father and mother and to
the elders, in opposition to the past also in the future,
by so acting on every occasion, they will live better
and more happily.

 

 Source: 

    

The life of Buddha according to the legends of ancient India 

André-Ferdinand Herold - Religion - 1929 


History of Buddhism in Vietnam - Tài Thư Nguŷn - Religion - 1997 -Read


Bauddham

Modern works  Southern Buddhism  Northern Buddhism  Jataka Links


Buddhist Text Corpora

Modern works

 The Gospel of Buddha: Compiled from Ancient Records
by 
Paul Carus [1909]
A modern retelling of the Buddha's work and life.

 Buddha, the Word
by 
Paul Carus 

 Amitabha
by 
Paul Carus [1906]
Buddhist concepts of God, non-violence, and religious tolerance.

 The Buddhist Catechism
by 
Henry S. Olcott (42nd. ed.) [1908]
A unity platform for Buddhists, drawn up by Buddhism's first modern western convert.

 The Creed of Buddha
by 
Edmond Holmes (2nd. ed.) [1919]
A Pantheist looks at contemporary Western views of Buddhism.

 The Life of Buddha
by 
Andre Ferdinand Herold [1922], tr. by Paul C. Blum [1927]
A good introduction to the life and works of Buddha.

 A Buddhist Bible
by 
Dwight Goddard (1st ed.) [1932]
An edited (but not watered-down) collection of key Zen documents, a favorite of Jack Kerouac. This anthology has had a huge influence on the spread of Buddhism in the English-speaking world.

 The Smokey the Bear Sutra
by 
Gary Snyder.
A much beloved short poem about the relationship between Buddhism and ecology, written by one of the 'beat' era poets, simultaneously funny and profound.


Southern Buddhism

 The Dhammapada and The Sutta Nipâta (SBE10),
Dhammapada tr. by 
Max Müller; Sutta-Nipâta tr. by V. Fausböll [1881]

 Buddhist Suttas (SBE11)
Translated from Pâli by 
T.W. Rhys Davids [1881]

 Vinaya Texts (Part I) (SBE13)
Translated from the Pâli by 
T.W. Rhys Davids and Herman Oldenberg. [1881]
The Pâtimokkha and The Mahâvagga, I-IV.

 Vinaya Texts (Part II) (SBE17)
Translated from the Pâli by 
T.W. Rhys Davids and Herman Oldenberg. [1882]
The Mahâvagga, V-X, and The Kullavagga, I-III.

 Vinaya Texts (Part III) (SBE20)
Translated from the Pâli by 
T.W. Rhys Davids and Herman Oldenberg. [1885]
The Kullavagga, IV-XII.

 The Questions of King Milinda
translated by 
T. W. Rhys Davids
    The Questions of King Milinda, Part I (SBE35) [1890]
    The Questions of King Milinda, Part II (SBE36) [1894]

 Dialogues of the Buddha
(The Dîgha-Nikâya)
Translated from the Pâli by 
T.W. Rhys Davids; London, H. Frowde, Oxford University Press [1899]
Volume II of the Sacred Books of the Buddhists.

 Buddhism in Translations
by 
Henry Clarke Warren [1896]
A often-cited scholarly anthology of translations of key Theravada Buddhist documents. (thanks to Chris Weimer)

 The Udâna
Translated by 
Dawsonne Melanchthon Strong [1902]
(thanks to Chris Weimer)

 Psalms of the Sisters
by 
Caroline A. F. Rhys Davids [1909]
(Thanks to Mary Mark Ockerbloom of 
A Celebration of Women Writers)

 The Buddha's Way of Virtue
tr. by 
W.D.C. Wagiswara and K.J. Saunders [1920]
A translation of the Dhammapada, one of the central Buddhist sacred texts.

Jataka

The Jataka is a huge collection of fables framed as previous incarnations of the Buddha, many of which either have parallels or derivatives in western folklore and literature. Although the Jataka is not considered part of the canonical Buddhist scripture, it is very popular. Each tale usually has a concise moral, and the entire collection is a browsers' delight.

 The Jataka, Vol. I
tr. by 
Robert Chalmers ed. E.B. Cowell [1895]
The first of six volumes of the complete Cowell translation of the Jataka.

 The Jataka, Vol. II
tr. by 
W. H. D. Rouse ed. E.B. Cowell [1895]
The second of six volumes of the complete Cowell translation of the Jataka.

 The Jataka, Vol. III
tr. by 
H.T. Francis, ed. E.B. Cowell [1897]
The third of six volumes of the complete Cowell translation of the Jataka.

 The Jataka, Vol. IV
tr. by 
W.H.D. Rouse, ed. E.B. Cowell [1901]
The fourth of six volumes of the complete Cowell translation of the Jataka.

 The Jataka, Vol. V
tr. by 
H.T. Francis, ed. E.B. Cowell [1905]
The fifth of six volumes of the complete Cowell translation of the Jataka.

 The Jataka, Vol. VI
tr. by 
E.B. Cowell, and W.H.D. Rouse [1907]
The sixth and final volume of the complete Cowell translation of the Jataka.

 Indian Fairy Tales
by 
Joseph Jacobs [1912]
A collection of Indian folklore, retold for younger readers 'of all ages', includes many stories from the Jataka, a Buddhist compilation of fables.

 Jataka Tales
by 
Ellen C. Babbit [1912]
A collection of Jataka stories, fables about previous incarnations of the Buddha, usually as an animal, retold for younger readers.

 Buddhist Scriptures
by 
E. J. Thomas [1913]
A short collection of Buddhist scripture, from the Wisdom of the East series.


Northern Buddhism

 The Fo-Sho-Hing-Tsan-King (SBE19)
A Life of Buddha by 
Asvaghosha Bodhisattva, translated from Sanskrit into Chinese by Dharmaraksha A.D. 420, and From Chinese into English by Samuel Beal [1883]

 Buddhist Mahâyâna Texts (SBE 49)
[
1894]
Translated by 
E.B. CowellF. Max Müller, and J. Kakakusu.
Includes the 
Diamond Sutra.

 Saddharma-pundarîka (The Lotus Sutra) (SBE 21)
tr. by 
H. Kern [1884

 She-rab Dong-bu (The Tree of Wisdom)
by Nagarjuna; edited and translated by 
W. L. Cambell [1919]
An influential Tibetan Buddhist text.

 Esoteric Teachings of the Tibetan Tantra
edited and translated by 
C.A. Musés [1961]
Includes Seven Initation Rituals of the Tibetan Tantra, the Six Yogas of Naropa, plus the Vow of Mahamudra.

 Açvaghosha's Discourse on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahâyâna
tr. by 
Teitaro Suzuki [1900]

 The Awakening of Faith of Ashvagosha
tr. by 
Timothy Richard [1907]

 The Path of Light
tr. by 
L.D. Barnett [1909]
A translation of the Bodhicharyavatara of Santideva, a key Mahayana Buddhist text.

 The Gateless Gate
by 
Ekai [Huikai], called Mu-mon, tr. by Nyogen Senzaki and Paul Reps[1934]
One of the classic collections of Zen Buddhist Koans.


 Chinese Buddhism
by 
Joseph Edkins [1893]
A comprehensive discussion of Chinese Buddhism.

 Buddhism In Tibet
by 
Emil Schlaginteweit [1863]
One of the few 19th century books about Tibetan Buddhism.

 The Religion of the Samurai
by 
Kaiten Nukariya [1913]
This book focuses on Northern (Mahayana) Buddhism, and Zen Buddhism in particular. It includes a wealth of detail as well as very lucid explanations of Zen Buddhist concepts.

 Shinran and His Work: Studies in Shinshu Theology
by 
Arthur Lloyd [1910]
A Christian scholar explores Shinshu Buddhism. Includes text and translation of the Shoshinge of Shinran Shonen, with extended commentary.

 The Creed of Half Japan
by 
Arthur Lloyd [1911]
A comprehensive history of Mahayana Buddhism, particularly in Japan, and possible ties to Gnosticism and early Christianity. Includes two translated texts from the Nichiren school.

 Principal Teachings of the True Sect of Pure Land
by 
Yejitsu Okusa [1915]
The history and practice of Pure Land Buddhism in Japan.

 Buddhist Psalms
by 
S. Yamabe and L. Adams Beck [1921]
A key Pure Land text, by the founder of the most popular form of Buddhism in Japan.

 Manual of Zen Buddhism
by 
Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki. [1935]
An anthology of texts relating to Zen.
Suzuki was one of the most popular 20th century writers about Zen Buddhism. Includes the famous 
'Ox-Herder' illustrations.

 Zen for Americans
by 
Soyen Shaku, translated by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki. [1906]
A collection of essays on Buddhism.
Includes 
The Sutra of Forty-Two Chapters

 Mysticism, Christian and Buddhist
by 
Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki. [1957, not renewed]
Suzuki compares and contrasts Buddhism with Meister Eckhart's mystical outlook. 

 Gleanings In Buddha-Fields
by 
Lafcadio Hearn [1897].

 The Nō Plays of Japan
by 
Arthur Waley [1921].
Translations of a selection of Nō dramas, which have deep connections with Japanese Buddhism, Shinto, and Japanese folklore.

 Buddhism and Immortality
by 
William Sturgis Bigelow [1908].
A essay on Karma and Nirvana in the light of Darwin and Emerson.

 India in Primitive Christianity
by 
Arthur Lillie [1909].
What are the links between Buddhism and early Christianity?

 The Way to Nirvana
by 
L. de la Vallée Poussin [1917].
Investigating Buddhist thought on rebirth and transcendence.

KAKUZO OKAKURA
 The Book of Tea
by 
Kakuzo Okakura [1906]
The aesthetics of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, and its connection to the Japanese world-view as a whole. 

 The Ideals of the East
by 
Kakuzo Okakura [1904]
The evolution of Japanese art and its relationship to Buddhism.


 Journal Articles about Buddhism
A collection of academic journal articles about Buddhism from the 19th Century.

BBS Files

These are collections of files harvested from the Internet on these popular Buddhist topics: 
Tibetan Buddhism: Archives
Zen Buddhism: Archives

Links

For more translations of Southern Buddhist texts, we highly recommend Access to Insight [External Site].


Miscellaneous Short Buddhist Texts

Theravada   Mahayana   General

These files are translations of short Buddhist texts taken from various public domain sources, primarily scholarly journals but also some extracts from longer books that are not principally translations. Many of them have been edited more or less extensively to remove both the untranslated text that often accompanies the translation and the more specialized notes and comments. I have made the assumption that those who need to reference the in-depth philological discussions of these long-dead Victorian Orientalists will have access to the original source materials; please forgive me if I am mistaken.

For journal title abbreviations and notes on the transliterations, see the Journals page, where all the articles (including non-Buddhist) are organized according to their sources.

Last updated November 15, 2002.


Theravada:

Tipitaka

Suttas

Mahâ-samaya-sutta (Dîgha Nikâya 20), trans. Rev. Daniel John Gogerly (from Sept Suttas Pâlis, ed. M. P. Grimblot, pp. 289-296) [1876]
'A Buddhist Genesis' (from The Aggañña Sutta, Dîgha Nikâya 27), trans. Albert J. Edmunds (Mon. vol. XIV, 2, pp. 207-214) [1904]
Sîgâlo-vâda-Sutta (Dîgha Nikâya 31), trans. Rev. Daniel John Gogerly (from Sept Suttas Pâlis, ed. M. P. Grimblot, pp. 311-320) [1876]
Â.tânâ.tiya-sutta (Dîgha Nikâya 32), trans. Rev. Daniel John Gogerly (from Sept Suttas Pâlis, ed. M. P. Grimblot, pp. 332-338) [1876]
The Ra.t.thapâla Sutta (Majjhima Nikâya 82), trans. Walter Lupton (JRAS 1894, pp. 769-826) [1894]
The Madhura Sutta (Majjhima Nikâya 84), trans. Robert Chalmers (JRAS 1894, pp. 341-366) [1894]
'The Penitent Thief' (Majjhima Nikâya 86), trans. Albert J. Edmunds (OC vol. XIV, 10, pp. 628-633) [1900]
'The Canonical Account of the Birth of Gotama the Buddha' (Majjhima Nikâya 123), trans. Albert J. Edmunds (OC vol. XII, 8, pp. 485-490) [1898]
Buddha's Discourse on the End of the World (Anguttara Nikâya VI, 62), trans. Albert J. Edmunds (OC vol. XV, 7, pp. 428-432) [1901]
Khuddaka Pá.tha, trans. Robert Caesar Childers (JRAS NS vol. IV, pp. 309-339) [1870]
Four Short Suttas, trans. Rev. Daniel John Gogerly (JA sér. VI tome XX, pp. 226-231) [1872]
Gospel Parallels from Pâli Texts (A collection of excerpts from the Pâli canon, presented with a view to showing their thematic relation to Christian scriptures), trans. Albert J. Edmunds (OC vol. XIV-XVI) [1900-1902]

Jâtakas

Five Játakas trans. V. Fausböll (from Five Játakas, pp. 20-44) [1861]
Two Játakas (Jâtakas 33 and 201), trans. V. Fausböll (JRAS NS vol. V, pp. 1-13) [1873]
The Kumbha Jâtaka (Jâtaka 512), trans. from the Burmese by R. F. St. Andrew St. John (JRAS 1893, pp. 567-570) [1893]
The Temiya Jâtaka Vatthu (Jâtaka 541), trans. from the Burmese by R. F. St. Andrew St. John (JRAS 1893, pp. 357-391) [1893]
The Suva.n.na Sâma Jâtaka (Jâtaka 543), trans. from the Burmese by R. F. St. Andrew St. John (JRAS 1894, pp. 211-229) [1894]
The Bhûridatta Jâtaka Vatthu (Jâtaka 547), trans. from the Burmese by R. F. St. Andrew St. John (JRAS 1892, pp. 77-139) [1892]
The Vidhûra Jâtaka (Jâtaka 548), trans. from the Burmese by R. F. St. Andrew St. John (JRAS 1896, pp. 441-475) [1896]

Buddhaghosa

Women Leaders of the Buddhist Reformation (from Manoratha Pûra.ni, Buddhaghosa's commentary on the A.nguttara Nikâya), trans. Mabel Bode (JRAS 1893, pp. 517-566, 763-798) [1893]

Miscellaneous

Jinacarita (a thirteenth-century life of the Buddha, from the Pâli), trans. W. H. D. Rouse (JPTS vol. V, 1905, pp. 1-65) [1905]
A Collection of Kammavâcâs (monastic confessionals), trans. Herbert Baynes (JRAS 1892, pp. 53-75) [1892]
The Namakkára (stanzas of praise/worship), trans. H. L. St. Barbe (JRAS NS vol. XV, pp. 213-220) [1883]
The Niti Kyan (a code of ethics in Pali, actually quite secular), trans. E. Fowle (JRAS OS vol. XVII, pp. 252-266) [1860]

 


Mahayana:

Sutras

The Sutra of Forty-two Sections, trans. Samuel Beal (JRAS OS vol. XIX, pp. 337-349) [1862]
The Leng-Yen-King - First Chapter (The Nalanda Sutra ?), trans. Joseph Edkins (from Chinese Buddhism, chapter XVIII, pp. 289-301) [1893]
Avalokitešwara's Descent into the Hell Avîchi (from the Kâra.n.da-vyûha), trans. Edward B. Cowell (IA vol. VIII, pp. 249-253) [1879]
The Ngan-Shih-Niu Sûtra ("Silver-white Woman"), trans. Samuel Beal (IA vol. IX, pp. 145-148) [1880]
The Avalambana Sûtra, trans. Samuel Beal (IA vol. IX, pp. 85-86) [1880]
The Sûtra of the Dhârani of the Illustrious Diadem of Buddha's Surmounting Head, trans. Samuel Beal (IA vol. IX, pp. 195-196) [1880]
The Megha-Sûtra, trans. Cecil Bendall (JRAS NS vol. XII, pp. 286-311) [1880]

Jatakas
(These are Northern versions of stories common to both branches)

Valâhassa Jâtaka, trans. from the Tibetan by Heinrich Wenzel (JRAS NS vol. XX, pp. 503-511) [1888]
Tibetan Buddhist Birth Stories, trans. William Woodville Rockhill (JAOS vol. XVIII, pp. 1-14) [1897]
The Story of the Faithful Deer (A Jataka tale from the Chinese), trans. Samuel Beal (IA vol. VIII, pp. 253-254) [1879]
The Story of the Merchant Who Struck His Mother (A Jataka tale from the Chinese), trans. Samuel Beal (IA vol. IX, pp. 224-226) [1880]

Asvaghosha

Vajra Suchi (a rejection of caste distinction, argued from Hindu scripture), trans. B. H. Hodgson (JRAS trans. vol. III, pp. 160-169) [1835]

Nagarjuna

Nâgârjuna's "Friendly Epistle" (Suh.ridlekha), trans. from the Tibetan by Heinrich Wenzel (JPTS vol. II, 1886, pp. 1-32) [1886]
The 25th section of the Pranyamûla-Šâstra-Tika, trans. Samuel Beal (IA vol. X, pp. 87-89) [1881]
The Ekashloka Shastra, trans. Joseph Edkins (from Chinese Buddhism, chapter XIX, pp. 302-317) [1893]

Miscellaneous

Biographies of Aśvaghosha, Nâgârjuṇa, Âryadeva, and Vasubandhu, trans. from Vasilief by E. Lyall (IA vol. IV, pp. 141-145) [1875]
Buddhist Meditations (short sayings from the Fukio Taikan), trans. A. Lloyd (OC vol. XXII, 9, pp. 551-561) [1908]

 


General:

The First Buddhist Council (a paper about this important event, consisting primarily of extracts from various canonical sources, both Theravada and Mahayana), by (Daisetz) Teitaro Suzuki (Mon. vol. XIV, 2, pp. 253-282) [1904]
The Eighteen Schools of Buddhism (by Vasumitra), trans. from the Chinese by Samuel Beal (IA vol. IX, pp. 299-302) [1880]
The Legend of Dipañkara Buddha, trans. Samuel Beal (JRAS NS vol. VI, pp. 377-395) [1873]


The Heart Of Buddhism: Being An Anthology Of Buddhist VerseThe Heart Of Buddhism: Being An Anthology Of Buddhist Verseby Kenneth J. Saunders6 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1915
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Buddha and the gospel of BuddhismBuddha and the gospel of Buddhism by Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy9 editions (2 ebooks) - first published in 1916
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An introduction to Mahayana BuddhismAn introduction to Mahayana Buddhism by William Montgomery McGovern3 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1922
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The metaphysic of Christianity and BuddhismThe metaphysic of Christianity and Buddhism by Dawsonne M. Strong1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1899
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The influence of Buddhism on primitive ChristianityThe influence of Buddhism on primitive Christianity by Arthur Lillie1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1893
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Buddhism, primitive and present, in Magadha and in CeylonBuddhism, primitive and present, in Magadha and in Ceylon byReginald Stephen Copleston5 editions (3 ebooks) - first published in 1892
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The modern Buddhism and its followers in OrissaThe modern Buddhism and its followers in Orissa by Nagendranath Vasu2 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1911
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Primitive Buddhism, its origin and teachingsPrimitive Buddhism, its origin and teachings by Elizabeth A. Reed2 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1896
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The Growth of the Soul: A Sequel to "Esoteric Buddhism"The Growth of the Soul: A Sequel to "Esoteric Buddhism" byAlfred Percy Sinnett1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1896
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The Dharma, Or The Religion of Enlightenment: An Exposition of BuddhismThe Dharma, Or The Religion of Enlightenment: An Exposition of Buddhism by Paul Carus1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1898
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Primitive Buddhism, its origin and teachingsPrimitive Buddhism, its origin and teachings by Elizabeth Armstrong Reed1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1896
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Korean Buddhism, history -- condition -- art: three lecturesKorean Buddhism, history -- condition -- art: three lectures byFrederick Starr1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1918
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The Buddhism of Tibet: Or Lamaism, with Its Mystic Cults, Symbolism and ..The Buddhism of Tibet: Or Lamaism, with Its Mystic Cults, Symbolism and .. by Laurence Austine Waddell1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1895

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Buddhism: Its Historical, Theoretical and Popular AspectsBuddhism: Its Historical, Theoretical and Popular Aspects byErnest John Eitel1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1884
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Buddhism in Tibet: Illustrated by Literary Documents and Objects of ..Buddhism in Tibet: Illustrated by Literary Documents and Objects of .. by Emil Schlagintweit1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1863
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Mystical Buddhism in connexion with the Yoga philosophy of the HindusMystical Buddhism in connexion with the Yoga philosophy of the Hindus by Monier Monier-Williams1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1888
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Introduction à l'histoire du buddhisme indienIntroduction à l'histoire du buddhisme indien by Eugène Burnouf8 editions (3 ebooks) - first published in 1844
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Lectures on the origin and growth of religion as illustrated by some points in the history of Indian BuddhismLectures on the origin and growth of religion as illustrated by some points in the history of Indian Buddhism by T. W. Rhys Davids7 editions (4 ebooks) - first published in 1881

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Buddhism, in its connexion with Brāhmanism and Hindūism, and in its contrast with ChristianityBuddhism, in its connexion with Brāhmanism and Hindūism, and in its contrast with Christianity by Monier Monier-Williams4 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1889

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Buddhism in its connexion with Brahmanism and Hinduism and in its contrast with ChristianityBuddhism in its connexion with Brahmanism and Hinduism and in its contrast with Christianity by Monier Monier-Williams2 editions (2 ebooks) - first published in 1889

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The Indian Saint: Or, Buddha and Buddhism: a Sketch, Historical and CriticalThe Indian Saint: Or, Buddha and Buddhism: a Sketch, Historical and Critical by Charles De Berard Mills2 editions (2 ebooks) - first published in 1876

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Lectures on the origin and growth of religion as illustrated by some points in the history of Indian BuddhismLectures on the origin and growth of religion as illustrated by some points in the history of Indian Buddhism by Thomas William Rhys Davids2 editions (2 ebooks) - first published in 1881

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Introduction à l'histoire du buddhisme indien, t. 1Introduction à l'histoire du buddhisme indien, t. 1 by Eugène Burnouf1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1844

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Buddhism: Its Historical, Theoretical and Popular Aspects. In Three LecturesBuddhism: Its Historical, Theoretical and Popular Aspects. In Three Lectures by Ernest John Eitel1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1884

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Introduction à l'histoire du buddhisme indienIntroduction à l'histoire du buddhisme indien by Eugèǹe Burnouf1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1844
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Buddhism in Translations: Passages Selected from the Buddhist Sacred Books and Translated from ..Buddhism in Translations: Passages Selected from the Buddhist Sacred Books and Translated from .. by Henry Clarke Warren1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1896
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Phallicism, celestial and terrestrial, heathen and Christian, its connexion with the Rosicrucians and the Gnostics and its foundation in BuddhismPhallicism, celestial and terrestrial, heathen and Christian, its connexion with the Rosicrucians and the Gnostics and its foundation in Buddhism by Hargrave Jennings1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1884


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Gleanings in Buddha-fields: studies of hand and soul in the Far East.Gleanings in Buddha-fields: studies of hand and soul in the Far East. by Lafcadio Hearn19 editions (2 ebooks) - first published in 1897

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Buddha: sein Leben, seine Lehre, seine Gemeinde.Buddha: sein Leben, seine Lehre, seine Gemeinde. by Hermann Oldenberg10 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1881Read
UK Information Resource on Asia

Classical South Asia

Collection Details

Classical South Asia held at Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections [Institution record]

Description of Collection

Content description

Manuscripts: About 10,800 Sanskrit and Prakrit manuscripts from the medieval and modern periods; and 1,700 Pali manuscripts. Over 3,500 Sanskrit and Gandhari manuscript fragments in brahmi and Kharosthi scripts respectively dating between the first and eleventh centuries AD. Early copperplate charters, rubbings and estampages represented in significant numbers.

Books: Approximately 55,000 books, about 450 printed before 1850; mostly Sanskrit and Prakrit. Around 2,900 Pali books (of which 1,500 belong to the Hugh Nevill collection, many having Sinhalese commentaries) including a large proportion of nissaya . The collection is particularly strong in the nineteenth/twentieth century monograph series of Sanskrit texts from the Nirnaya Sagara, Chowkhamba and other Sub-Continental presses.Serials: Around 140 Sanskrit periodicals including long runs of The Pandit.

History and development

Eight manuscripts derive from the British Museum foundation collections of 1753 (Harleian and Sloane). The India House and India Office Libraries (the latter founded in 1801) regularly acquired the private collections of East India Company servants lawyers and and administrators and their successors under the India Office, Indian Army and ICS. Many manuscripts were inherited from the College of Fort William. In 1819 2,749 manuscripts were donated by the Indologist HT Colebrooke. 1,665 manuscripts were purchased in 1822-23 from the widow of Colin Mackenzie, Surveyor-General of India; and 1,184 acquired from the heirs of Sir Charles Wilkins, first Librarian of India House Library, in 1837.

The increase in the rate of publication of Sanskrit in the Sub-Continent and Europe from the middle of the nineteenth century is reflected in the complementary collections of the British Museum and India Office Library.

Strengths

The manuscript collections include the earliest known Buddhist manuscripts (the Gandhari birchbark scrolls, Or. 14915) and the earliest datable Sanskrit manuscript (Macartney and Godfrey, Or. 6403-04). The Stein, Hoernle, Kashgar and Gilgit manuscripts are rich in Buddhist sutra literature form the fourth to the tenth centuries, from Dunhuang, Khadalik and other Silk Road oases. Later Buddhist manuscripts, especially from Nepal, are numerous. Hindu manuscripts covering religion, literature, law, science, astrosciences and medicine, date from the tenth century or earlier (Or. 3568). Vedic manuscripts are well represented, numbering over 600, including accented texts and grhya and srauta ritual texts.

The collection is particularly strong in illustrated Himalayan manuscripts beginning with the Pala period; Jaina manuscripts; and western Indian manuscript illumination.The printed book collections, especially monographs-in-series and "Vernacular Tracts" (but including Sanskrit), are especially strong in publications between 1867 and 1947 owing to the copyright legislation then in force. Pali texts both in manuscript (Nevill, Turnour collections) and printed in the scripts of Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand, as well as devanagari and roman, form an important source for the study of Theravada Buddhism in all the countries where it was practised.

General arrangement and access regulations

The collection comprises manuscripts from South and Central Asia in early and middle Indo-Aryan languages, antiquarian and modern printed books in and translated from Sanskrit, the Prakrits and Pali, and a number of periodical publications.

Subjects of the Collection

Regions of Asia

Central Asia and the Caucasus, South Asia, South East Asia.

Countries

Afghanistan, Burma, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand.

Languages of material

Pali, Prakrit languages, Sanskrit.

Subjects

Anthropology, Archaeology, Arts, Education, Geography, History, Language, Law, Literature, Medicine, Music, Philosophy, Politics and government, Recreation, Religion, Science and technology, Women.

Languages as linguistic focus

Pali, Prakrit languages, Sanskrit.

Collection Material and Size of Collection

Material Types

Books, Manuscripts, Newspapers (includes microfilm editions), Serials.

Total size of collection

In excess of 16,000 manuscripts About 55,000 printed books

Size of collection - vernacular

Manuscripts: over 15,000 Printed books: approximately 45,000

Size of collection - western

Approximately 10,000 translations or studies on works in Sanskrit, the Prakrits and Pali

Collection Management Information

The collection is being actively developed, and the average intake has risen.

Annual intake

20 vols, 9 periodical titles

Content date range

1500 BC to present

The Dhamma Of Gotama The Buddha And The Gospel Of Jesus The ChristThe Dhamma Of Gotama The Buddha And The Gospel Of Jesus The Christ by Charles Francis Aiken4 editions (2 ebooks) - first published in 1900

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Gotama Buddha: A Biography Based On The Canonical Books Of The TheravadinGotama Buddha: A Biography Based On The Canonical Books Of The Theravadin by Kenneth J. Saunders7 editions (4 ebooks) - first published in 1920
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The light of Asia, or, the great renunciation (mahâbhinishkramana)The light of Asia, or, the great renunciation (mahâbhinishkramana) by Edwin Arnold6 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1879

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Buddhismus als WeltanschauungBuddhismus als Weltanschauung by Paul Dahlke2 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1913
The Dragon, Image And Demon Or The Three Religions Of ChinaThe Dragon, Image And Demon Or The Three Religions Of China by Hampden C. DuBose3 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1889


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Jesus in the nineteenth century and afterJesus in the nineteenth century and after by Heinrich Weinel4 editions (3 ebooks) - first published in 1914
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The light of Asia, or, The great renunciation (Mahabhinishkramana)The light of Asia, or, The great renunciation (Mahabhinishkramana) by Edwin Arnold2 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1879


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Four great religions: four lectures delivered on the twenty-first anniversary of the Theosophical society at Adyar, MadrasFour great religions: four lectures delivered on the twenty-first anniversary of the Theosophical society at Adyar, Madrasby Annie Wood Besant4 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1897


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Edwin Arnold as poetizer and as paganizerEdwin Arnold as poetizer and as paganizer by William Cleaver Wilkinson2 editions (2 ebooks) - first published in 1884


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On Yuan Chwang's travels in India, 629-645 A.DOn Yuan Chwang's travels in India, 629-645 A.D by Thomas Watters4 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1904

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The inner teachings of the philosophies and religions of IndiaThe inner teachings of the philosophies and religions of Indiaby Ramacharaka Yogi3 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1909

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The sacred city of AnuradhapuraThe sacred city of Anuradhapura by Walisinha Harischandra3 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1904
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Buddhist texts quoted as Scripture by the Gospel of JohnBuddhist texts quoted as Scripture by the Gospel of John byAlbert J. Edmunds3 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1906


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Chinese religion through Hindu eyesChinese religion through Hindu eyes by Benoy Kumar Sarkar3 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1916
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The Zend-Avesta and eastern religionsThe Zend-Avesta and eastern religions by Maurice Fluegel2 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1898
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Buddha in der abendländischen legende?Buddha in der abendländischen legende? by Heinrich Günter1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1922
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The life, or legend, of Guadama, the Buddha of the BurmeseThe life, or legend, of Guadama, the Buddha of the Burmese byPaul Ambroise Bigandet3 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1866

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Way to freedomWay to freedom by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho Dalai Lama XIV3 editions (2 ebooks) - first published in 1994
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The Vimana-Vatthu of the Khuddhaka nikaya Sutta pitakaThe Vimana-Vatthu of the Khuddhaka nikaya Sutta pitaka byVimanavatthu2 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1886

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Die Lehre der Upanishaden und die Anfänge des BuddhismusDie Lehre der Upanishaden und die Anfänge des Buddhismusby Hermann Oldenberg2 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1915

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The visit of the Teshoo lama to PekingThe visit of the Teshoo lama to Peking by Qianlong Emperor of China2 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1904


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The eighteen lohan of Chinese Buddhist templesThe eighteen lohan of Chinese Buddhist temples by Thomas Watters2 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1899

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A manual of Buddhist philosophyA manual of Buddhist philosophy by William Montgomery McGovern2 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1923
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The Mahávansi, the Rájá-Ratnácari, and the Rájá-ValiThe Mahávansi, the Rájá-Ratnácari, and the Rájá-Vali by Edward Upham2 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1833


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The secret of the East: or, The origin of the Christian religion, and the significance of its rise and deline.The secret of the East: or, The origin of the Christian religion, and the significance of its rise and deline. by Felix Leopold Oswald2 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1883


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Buddha: his life, his teachings, his orderBuddha: his life, his teachings, his order by Manmatha Nath Dutt1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1901

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Der Buddhismus nach älteren Pâli-werken dargestelltDer Buddhismus nach älteren Pâli-werken dargestellt by Edmund Hardy1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1890


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Bauddhadharmma o NababidhānaBauddhadharmma o Nababidhāna by Bimal Chandra Ghosh1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1930

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A manual of Budhism, in its modern developmentA manual of Budhism, in its modern development by R. Spence Hardy1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1853

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Recherches sur la valeur des traditions bouddiques palie et non-palieRecherches sur la valeur des traditions bouddiques palie et non-palie by Ebbe Oskar Tuneld2 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1915

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Western Tibet and the British borderlandWestern Tibet and the British borderland by Charles Atmore Sherring2 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1906

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Buddha (written 1891-1895): a drama in twelve scenesBuddha (written 1891-1895): a drama in twelve scenes bySadakichi Hartmann1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1897



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The awakening of faith in the Mahayana doctrineThe awakening of faith in the Mahayana doctrine by Asvaghosa1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1907

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Aus Indien und Iran: gesammelte Aufsätze.Aus Indien und Iran: gesammelte Aufsätze. by Hermann Oldenberg1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1899

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The Buddha and his religionThe Buddha and his religion by Jules Barthélemy-Saint-Hilaire1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1914
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L' histoire des idées théosophiques dans l'IndeL' histoire des idées théosophiques dans l'Inde by Paul Oltramare1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1906

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Über die Kawi-sprache auf der insel JavaÜber die Kawi-sprache auf der insel Java by Wilhelm Freiherr von Humboldt1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1836


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A record of the Buddhist religion as practised in India and the Malay archipelago (A. D. 671-695)A record of the Buddhist religion as practised in India and the Malay archipelago (A. D. 671-695) by I-ching1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1896


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DhammapadaṭṭhakathāDhammapadaṭṭhakathā by Buddhaghosa12 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1921ReadUeber den ältesten Zeitraum der indischen Geschichte mit Rücksicht auf die Litteratur ; Ueber Buddha's Todesjahr und einige andere Zeitpunkte in der älteren Geschichte IndiensUeber den ältesten Zeitraum der indischen Geschichte mit Rücksicht auf die Litteratur ; Ueber Buddha's Todesjahr und einige andere Zeitpunkte in der älteren Geschichte Indiens by N. L. Westergaard1 edition (1 ebook) - first published in 1862  Read

Dhammapadaṭṭhakathā by Buddhaghosa12 editions (1 ebook) - first published in 1921Read



The Dhamma Of Gotama The Buddha And The Gospel Of Jesus The ChristThe Dhamma Of Gotama The Buddha And The Gospel Of Jesus The Christ by Charles Francis Aiken4 editions (2 ebooks) - first published in 1900ReadPrakrit Dhammapada: based upon M. Senart's Kharosthi manuscript, with text, translation & notes 1921
Iconography of Nepalese Bauddham

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·         Digital Buddhist Library and Museum (Chinese and English)
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and reputable scholars,

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Part of the Digital South Asia Library

·         Bamiyan Buddhas [destroyed by decree of the Taliban]
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Bamiyan Buddhas that were located in Afghanistan."

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·         Brother Thây: A Radio Pilgrimage with Thich Nhat Hanh
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"Forcibly exiled from his native country, Zen master and poet Thich Nhat Hanh recently visited Vietnam

 for the first time in nearly 40 years. In 2003, Speaking of Faith took a radio pilgrimage with the 

Buddhist monk at a Christian conference center in a lakeside setting of rural Wisconsin. 

Thich Nhat Hanh offers stark, gentle wisdom for living in a world of anger and violence.

 Here, he discusses the concepts of 'engaged Buddhism,' 'being peace,' and

 'mindfulness.'"

Asian Classics Input Project - (dead link)
"A database containing texts from the Kangyur and Tengyur (classical collections

 of Sanskrit literature in

 Tibetan translation), and the Sungbum (Tibetan language commentaries on these)

 transliterated into 

roman (ASCII) characters. These texts span the time period from the Fifth Century, 

BCE to the twentieth 

Century, CE. The database has been produced primarily for scholars of classical 

Asian literature and 

other interested persons. Text entry is accomplished by Tibetan monk scholars at 

Sera Mey Monastic 

University and other nearby centers in southern India. In addition to these texts the

 database contains 

aids to scholarship such as reference materials (including the entire listings of

 Sanskrit and Tibetan 

literature cataloged to date by the U.S. Library of Congress), DOS-based 

programs to view and search 

texts, and images scanned from the original manuscripts."

Bayon Tower
"3D Reconstruction and Visualization of a Buddhist Tower in the famous Bayon 

Temple in Angkor, 

Cambodia."
By Prof. Dr. A.Gruen, Fabio Remondino, and Zhang Li
- Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing IGP-Eth Zurich, Switzerland

Bibliography of Translations from the Chinese Buddhist Canon into Western 

Languages
This is a working bibliography of translations from the Chinese Canon. Generally, 

it is limited to 

translations that were done from the Chinese, or with the help of a Chinese version

 (in case of 

doubt they were included). Translations from languages other than Chinese were in

 principle not 

included or mentioned only in passim. 'Western languages' means every European

 language.

 A bibliography of translations into Japanese, Korean, Tibetan or modern Chinese,

 though of course 

desirable, does so far exceed our resources. The biggest gaps are in 

Chan/Zen-related texts, 

translations done in the last 15 years, and translations that appeared as articles."
By Marcus Bingenheimer

The British Library

·         Collect Britain
"Putting History in place: over 90,000 images and sounds from the UK and 

beyond."

o    Expressions of Faith
"The British Library holds a wealth of sacred manuscripts from around the world

 ñ many of them rare, 

ancient and beautiful....We invited a group of well-known people from different 

faiths and walks of life

 to choose their favourites."
Sections include:
 Buddhism ; Christianity ; Hinduism ; Islam ; Jainism ; Judaism

 ; Sikkhism.

BuddhaNet - Buddhist File Library
Section include: Art Work ; General Buddhism ; Meditation Methods ; Theravada 

Buddhism ; Mahayana 

Buddhism ; Tibetan Buddhism ; Zen/Chan Buddhism ; E-books ; Audio ; Study 

Material ; Palm Pilot 

Downloads.
Affiliated with the Buddha Dharma Education Association Inc, Sydney.

Buddhism - the eBook (etext)
The First Comprehensive E-Text Introduction
"...is a self contained text book for a one-semester introductory course on 

Buddhism. Designed for 

undergraduate level study, it provides everything students and teachers could

 expect from a printed text 

nd more."
By Charles Prebish and Damien Keown

CJK-English Dictionary - (dead link)
"A Database of CJK Characters and Compounds Related to East Asian Cultural, 

Political, and 

Intellectual History
Chief Editor: Charles Muller, Toyo Gakuen University

Digital Buddhist Library and Museum (Chinese and English)
"...commits itself to the promotion of the studies of Buddhism by disseminating via

 the electronic 

medium in-depth information and writings generously contributed by dedicated and

 reputable scholars, 

researchers, academic institutes and Buddhist organizations worldwide. The 

Scholarly Databases 

currently holds over 98,000 bibliographies and provides approximately 2,400 full 

texts on various 

subjects for free access and download."
-
 National Taiwan University - Center for Buddhist Studies

·         Bulletin of The Center for Buddhist Studies

·         Journal of the Center for Buddhist Studies

Digital Dictionary of Buddhism - (dead link)
Edited by Charles Muller, Toyo Gakuen University

Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project - (dead link)
The British Library / University of Washington
Includes sample texts, romanization table, downloadable images, documents, and 

software.

See also:

·         The Bark of the Buddha
"The World's Oldest Buddhist Texts--Lost for 1,900 Years--Are Now Being 

Deciphered by a 

UW [University of Washington] Expert in Ancient Languages."
Article originally published in
 Columns, the University of Washington Alumni 

Magazine, March 1997 

by Bob Roseth.

Electronic Buddhist Text Initiative - (dead link)
"...the desire to use digital media as a vastly superior means for categorizing, 

searching, and retrieving 

"texts"...both for use by scholars in their research, and for religious organizations 

who seek to preserve 

and disseminate their teachings."

H-Buddhism
E-Mail discussion list
"The Buddhist Scholars Information Network has been created to serve as a 

medium for the exchange 

of information regarding resources, events, projects, publications, job listings, 

and so forth, among the 

worldwide Buddhist scholarly community."

International Journal of Tantric Studies - (dead link)

International Society for Ecology and Culture
"Promoting locally based alternatives to the global consumer culture"

·         Online Articles - (dead link)

o    Buddhism in the Global Economy
By Helena Norberg-Hodge.

IRIZ Zen Text Files - (dead link)
International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism

Journal of Buddhist Ethics

Journal of Global Buddhism (ejournal)
"...has been established to promote the study of Buddhism's globalization and its

 transcontinental 

interrelatedness. This aim shall be achieved through the publication of research 

articles, discussions, 

critical notes, bulletins, and reviews; additionally, the journal will function as an 

independent research

 tool itself, emphasizing surveys, the creation of databases, empirical

 investigations, and through the 

presentation of ongoing research projects."

Kalavinka Dharma Notes - (dead link)
A Buddhist Journal & Review

Lens Culture
Photography and Shared Territories
"...is an international online magazine celebrating contemporary photography, art, 

media, and world 

cultures."

·         AIDS in Cambodia: Buddhism, Medicine, Comfort and Sorrow
Photos and Text by Bennett Stevens.

·         Buddha Project
"The Buddha Project encourages people worldwide to participate by submitting 

photos of found 

Buddha, sacred Buddha, ancient Buddha, kitschy Buddha, handmade Buddha."

Mental Culture in Burmese Crisis Politics: Aung San Suu Kyi and the National

 League for Democracy
Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa Monograph Series
 

No. 33. Online full-text version.
By Gustaaf Houtman

Resources for the Study of East Asian Language and Thought - (dead link)
Includes electronically published texts and reference works by Charles Muller and 

others: HTML articles;

 translated Chinese classics; E-texts of Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist classics; 

guide to graduate 

studies in Asian Philosophy and religion; other reference materials, including links 

to scholarly web 

resources in Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism.
Maintained by Charles Muller, Professor of East Asian Philosophy and Religion,

 Toyo Gakuen University

National Taiwan University - Center for Buddhist Studies

·         Digital Buddhist Library and Museum (Chinese and English)
"...commits itself to the promotion of the studies of Buddhism by disseminating 

via the electronic 

medium in-depth information and writings generously contributed by dedicated 

and reputable 

scholars, researchers, academic institutes and Buddhist organizations worldwide. The Scholarly 

Databases currently holds over 98,000 bibliographies and provides approximately 2,400 full texts on 

various subjects for free access and download."

·         Bulletin of The Center for Buddhist Studies

·         Journal of the Center for Buddhist Studies

Register of Asian & Pacific Studies Electronic Journals - (dead link)
An alphabetical listing of leading on-line serials of value to researchers in Asian and Pacific Studies
Edited by Tobias Grote- Beverborg


__________

Tipitaka, or The Pali Canon
[From
 Access to Insight: Readings in Theravada Buddhism]
"...is the collection of primary Pali language texts which form the doctrinal foundation of Theravada 

Buddhism. Together with the ancient commentaries, they constitute the complete body of classical 

Theravada texts...The Pali Canon is a vast body of literature: in English translation the texts add up to 

several thousand printed pages. Most -- but not all -- of the Canon has already been published in 

English over the years. Although only a small fraction of these texts are available here at Access to 

Insight, this collection can nonetheless be a very good place to start.
The three divisions of the Tipitaka are:"

·         Vinaya Pitaka
"The collection of texts concerning the rules of conduct governing the daily affairs within the Sangha --

 the community of bhikkhus (ordained monks) and bhikkhunis (ordained nuns). Far more than merely 

a list of rules, the Vinaya Pitaka also includes the stories behind the origin of each rule, providing a 

detailed account of the Buddha's solution to the question of how to maintain communal harmony 

within a large and diverse spiritual community."

·         Sutta Pitaka
"The Sutta Pitaka, the second division of the
 Tipitaka, consists of over 10,000 suttas, or discourses, 

delivered by the Buddha and his close disciples during the Buddha's forty-five year teaching career, 

as well as many additional verses by other members of the Sangha. Over 700 sutta translations are 

available here at Access to Insight."

·         Abhidhamma Pitaka
"The collection of texts in which the underlying doctrinal principles presented in the Sutta Pitaka are 

reworked and reorganized into a systematic framework that can be applied to an investigation into the 

nature of mind and matter."

Tradimodern
"TradiModern is the first online magazine about Spirituality from the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.
Nepal is known all over the world as the birthplace of Gautama, the Buddha. Nepal is also the only 

Hindu country in the world. Enlightened sages and saints have made their retreats in the banks of rivers 

and up on the Himalayas. A king, Janaka himself was known as a spiritual master. Besides, Islam, 

Sikhism, Christianity and various faiths have thrived here making Nepal a quintessence of religious and

spiritual harmony."

Tricycle.com

Women-in-Buddhism
E-mail discussion list.
"Forum for the advancement of the role and position of women in all schools of Buddhism."

WÙnhyo Translation Project - (dead link)
"As the work on these translations progresses, abstracts, articles and links to other information on the

 below works will gradually be implemented."
Cosponsored by the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Dongguk University of Korea

Zen@SunSITE
Maintained by Ben Walter

 

 

 

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Last updated: 21 May 2008.
This document is a part of the 
Buddhist Studies WWW Virtual Library

An Overview

  • Internet, Buddhist and Christian
    [Ciolek, T. Matthew. 2000. Internet, Buddhist and Christian (a 4,000 words article). 
  • pp. 650-655, In: William M. Johnston (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Monasticism, 2 volumes, Chicago: 
  • Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers. 
    www.ciolek.com/PAPERS/fitzroydearborn2000.html]

Buddhist Educational Resources

  Buddhism - The eBook (The Journal of Buddhist Ethics Online 

Books, JBE, The Pennsylvania State U., US & Goldsmiths U., UK) 
[Buddhism - The eBook Second Edition [2006] The First 

Comprehensive E-Text Introduction, By Charles Prebish and 

Damien Keown. Extensively revised and updated, Buddhism - 

The eBook, Second Edition is a self contained textbook, 

ISBN: 0-9747055-3-5, in PDF format, for an introductory course on 

Buddhism. Designed for undergraduate level study, it provides 

everything students and teachers could expect from a printed text 

and more. There are two main components: 1. Buddhism - 

The eBook, Second Edition. A text book with extensive links to the 

Internet 2. Buddhism Online. A website dovetailing with the ebook 

and providing a range of additional resources for students and 

teachers. 
Summary of Contents: Acknowledgements ; Pronunciation Guide; 

The Background to Buddhism; Part One: Foundations; 1. Karma and 

Cosmology; 2. The Buddha; 3. The Dharma; 4. The Buddhist Sangha; 

Part Two: Development; 1. Buddhism in India; 2. Mahayana; 

3. Meditation; Part Three: Buddhism Beyond India; 1. Buddhism in 

Southeast Asia; 2. Buddhism in East Asia; 3. Buddhism in Tibet; 

Part Four: Modernity; 1. Buddhism in the Western World; 

2. Engaged Buddhism; 3. Buddhist Ethics; 4. Reflections on the 

Nature and Study of Buddhism; Appendix: Chronology of Buddhist 

History; The Buddhist Scriptures.]

  Buddhist Philosophy Class online (Library of Tibetan Works and 

Archives, Tibetan Government in Exile, Dharamsala, India) 
[The webpage gives free, live and downloadable access to the daily 

Buddhist Philosophy Class taught at the Library. The teacher for this 

class, Geshe Sonam Rinchen, holds the degree of Geshe Lharampa, 

which he received in 1980. He also holds an Acharya degree (equiv. 

to Master's Degree) from the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan 

Studies (hereinafter CIHTS) in Sarnath, Varanasi. He has taught 

classes at LTWA since 1978.]

  BodhiTree: Buddhist Education Resources for Young Students 

(bodhitree.netfirms.com, Sydney, NSW, Australia) 
[Free to download Buddhist education books. The resources are 

currently used by the Buddhist Council of NSW] in the NSW Special 

Religious Education teaching program. Site contents: * E-books 

(For primary students, For secondary students, Miscellaneous, For 

tertiary students and teachers); * Pictures (Bodhi tree - Bodhgaya, 

River Ganges - Varanasi, Deer Park - Sarnath, Dhamekh stupa - 

Sarnath, Monastery ruins - Sarnath, Kapilavatthu, Kosambi, Pictures

 from the Buddha's biography); * Weblinks (Buddhist, Children, 

General)]

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Buddhist FTP Resources

  • Buddhanet File Library [ftp] (Buddha Dhamma Meditation 
  •  Association Inc., Australia) 
    [art, general, mahayana, meditation, Australian Buddhism, 
  • theravada, zen]
  • Electronic Buddhist Archives [ftp] (ANU,Australia) 
    [buddhism-general, buddhism-theravada, buddhism-tibetan, 
  •  buddhism-vajrayana, buddhism-vietnamese, buddhism-zen]
  • Journal of Buddhist Ethics archives [ftp] (Pennsylvania State U.,
  • USA) 
    [Pali, conference, fonts, resources, style, vol. 1-4]
  • Nectec mirror archives [ftp] (National Electronics and Computer 
  • Technology Center, Thailand ) 
    [Abhidhamma, Art, Dharmanet, General, Journals, Pureland, 
  • Resources, Theravada, Tibet, Vajrayana, Vinaya, Zen]
  • Text File Archives [ftp] (ftp.etext.org; The ETEXT Archives, 
  • University of Michigan, USA) 
    [abhidarma, art, dharmanet, general, journals, pureland, 
  • resources, theravada, tibet, vajrayana, vinaya, zen]
  • UMich Dharmanet Archive [ftp] (via University of Michigan, USA) 
    [abhidarma, art, dharmanet, general, journals, pureland, 
  • resources, theravada, tibet, vajrayana, vinaya, zen]
  • Washington University Archive (Washington University, 
  • St. Louis, USA) 
    [A copy of the Electronic Buddhist Archives ANU listed above: 
  • buddhism-general, buddhism-theravada, buddhism-tibetan, 
  • buddhism-vajrayana, buddhism-vietnamese, buddhism-zen]

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