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Title: Access to Insight: Readings in Theravada Buddhism
Description/subject: A good starting point for online information on Theravada Buddhism, with many links to other sources. Contains Theravada Text Archives, which include translations and commentaries of suttas from the Pali Canon, short essays, books on meditation practice, and much more.The Thai forest traditions; From the Buddhist Publication Society; Other contemporary western writers and teachers; Study guides; Selected texts from the Pali Canon (English translations): Vinaya Pitaka (selected texts); Sutta Pitaka (selected texts). Digha Nikaya (85k; Thanissaro Bhikkhu, trans.); Majjhima Nikaya (116k; Thanissaro Bhikkhu, trans.); Samyutta Nikaya (149k; Thanissaro Bhikkhu, trans.); Anguttara Nikaya (160k; Thanissaro Bhikkhu, trans.); Khuddaka Nikaya (excluding the Dhammapada) (200k; Thanissaro Bhikkhu, trans.); Dhammapada (75k; Thanissaro Bhikkhu, trans.).
Language: English
Alternate URLs: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/ (Theravada Text Archives)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Title: BuddhaSasana: A Buddhist page by Binh Anson
Description/subject: Several hundred Buddhist texts, including many from Burma -- books, sutras, articles, talks. Wide variety of origin and focus.
Author/creator: Binh Anson
Language: English, Vietnamese
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.viet.net/anson/ebud/ebidx.htm
Date of entry/update: 23 December 2010

Title: Buddhist Publication Society
Description/subject: BPS catalogue etc. Some electronic texts (e.g. under "Publications"). "The Buddhist Publication Society (BPS), founded inSri Lanka in 1958, is an approved charity dedicated to making known the teaching of the Buddha. BPS publications represent the standpoint of Theravada Buddhism, the oldest living Buddhist tradition whose Pali Canon gives us the most authentic account of what the historical Buddha himself actually taught. In a span of thirty-five years the BPS has become a major Buddhist publisher with hundreds of titles and a field of distribution extending to ninety countries.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Buddhist Publication Society
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 December 2010

Title: Kalama Sutta: The Buddha's Charter of Free Inquiry
Author/creator: Translated from the Pali by Ven. Soma Thera; commentary by Bhikkhu Bodhi
Language: English
Source/publisher: Buddhanet
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 April 2016

Title: Myat Yadanar
Description/subject: Dhamma articles in Burmese (Myanmar)
Language: Burmese, Pali
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Title: Tipitaka
Description/subject: "The Teachings of Gotama Buddha preserved over 25 centuries as Canonical Pali Literature"
Language: English
Format/size: Yahoo group (access by WWW and email)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Individual Documents

Title: A Study of Saddhamma Saṅgaha Treatise
Date of publication: 26 July 2015
Description/subject: Introduction: "The Saddhamma Sangaha is a work of 14 century AD on the history of Buddhist religion and Pali Literature. The author of Saddhamma Saṅ gaha is Venerable dhammakitti. He was a Thai native who, being desirous of coming to Ceylon traveled to that country and after performing meritorious deeds he received ordination under the chief monk. While he was staying in Ceylon he composed this work by Pāḷi and then returns to his native land and lived in Thailand. This work is mentioned as Thai Pāḷi Text by H. Saddhātissa’s Pāḷi Literature of Thailand (1979). His work is a History of Buddhism in Ceylon. It has eleven chapters and contains the five Buddhist Council, how Buddha Sāsanā arrived in Ceylon, the life and literary works of distinguished commentator Mahā Buddhaghosa, the accounts of Tīkās and Ganthantara treatises and the advantage of writing Piṭaka Scriptures and advantage of listing to the discourses. It was published in Roman Characters edited by N. Saddhānanda of 1961. In Myanmar no manuscript of it is found and the text has not yet been studied. It is assumed that once, the text was well acknowledged by the Myanmar Buddhist of Kongbound period for the stanza beginning with “Akkharā ekamekaňca.....” was quoted in the writings on the cords of palm leaf manuscripts belonging to that period. This stanza of the Saddhamma Saṅgaha is found nowhere in the treatise of Pāli Literature. This research paper will be described in the five sub titles as follows.".....Paper delivered at the International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies: Burma/Myanmar in Transition: Connectivity, Changes and Challenges: University Academic Service Centre (UNISERV), Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 24-­26 July 2015.
Author/creator: San San Wai
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies: Burma/Myanmar in Transition: Connectivity, Changes and Challenges: University Academic Service Centre (UNISERV), Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 24-­26 July 2015
Format/size: pdf (164K)
Alternate URLs: http://rcsd.soc.cmu.ac.th/web/Burma/home.php#
Date of entry/update: 21 August 2015

Title: Guide to Tipitaka
Date of publication: February 1984
Description/subject: "The Guide to the Tipitaka is an outline of the Pali Buddhist Canonical Scriptures of Theravada Buddhism from Burma. This is a unique work, as it is probably the only material that deals in outline with the whole of the Pali Buddhist Tipitaka. The Tipitaka includes all the teachings of the Buddha, grouped into three divisions: the Suttanta Pitaka, or general discourses; the Vinaya Pitaka, or moral code for monks and nuns; and the Abhidhamma Pitaka, or philosophical teachings. An excellent reference work which gives an overview of the Pali Buddhist texts..."
Author/creator: Compiled by U Ko Lay
Language: English
Source/publisher: Buddha Dhamma Education Association Inc.
Format/size: PDF (640K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Title: Dasa-raja-dhamma
Date of publication: 1959
Description/subject: "The ten duties of the ruler" - translation by Ven. Walpola Rahula, 1959
Language: English
Source/publisher: Jataka
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 24 January 2004