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Buddhism is a religion and philosophy encompassing a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices, largely based on teachings attributed to the Buddha. The Buddha lived and taught in the northeastern Indian subcontinent sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. He shared his insights to help sentient beings end suffering, achieve nirvana, and escape what is seen as a cycle of suffering and rebirth. Two major branches of Buddhism are recognized: Theravada ("The School of the Elders") and Mahayana ("The Great Vehicle").

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18,562 words | author: Dr. Yutang Lin |
A.T.M.,B.A.,B.C.S. (1), F.R.E.S. Author of Ashin Anuraddha's Abhidhammathasangaha in Pali & Burmese
19,923 words | author: U Po Sa |
The Paticcasamuppada refers to “The Doctrine of Dependent Origination”. This is the English translation done by U Aye Maung Published...
62,614 words | author: Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw |
21,073 words | author: Dr. Yutang Lin |
By Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo (Phra Suddhidhammaransi Gambhiramedhacariya) Translated from the Thai by Thanissaro Bhikkhu Copyright ©...
4,517 words | author: Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo |
12,516 words | author: Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda |
From Stephen L. Klick: "There is no safety in the threefold world; it is like a burning house, replete with a multitude of suffering...
20,465 words | author: Stephen L. Klick |
In the Abhidhammattha Sangaha there is a brief exposition of the Law of Dependent Origination, followed by a descriptive account of the Caus...
80,494 words | author: Nārada Thera |
9,239 words | author: Carlton Carr |
Being an Account by the Chinese Monk Fa-Hien of his Travels in India and Ceylon (A.D. 399-414) in Search of the Buddhist Books of Discipline...
51,094 words | author: Fa-Hien |
Printed Edition 1926 Macmillan and Co., Limited St Martin's Street, London Web Edition 2000 Rhajiv Ratnatunga Pittsburgh. PA USA
48,606 words | author: Humphry William Codrington |
The Wheel Publication No. 397/398 ISBN 955-24-0125-9 Copyright © 1994 Buddhist Publication Society Buddhist Publication Society ...
13,161 words | author: Robert Bogoda |
A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas is a guide to the development of the Buddha's path of wisdom, covering all aspects of human life and human be...
129,875 words | author: Sujin Boriharnwanaket |
The work introduces itself as a treatise composed “for clansmen following the suttas who are zealously engaged in the practice of the vehi...
23,066 words | author: Ācariya Dhammapāla | translator: Bhikkhu Bodhi |
5,974 words | author: Nina van Gorkom |
70,623 words | author: Nina Van Gorkom |
English translation of "Abhidhamma in Daily Life" by Professor Ko Lay. Revised by Sayadaw U Silananda, International Theravada...
66,666 words | author: Ashin Janakabhivamsa |
Abhidharmakośa, the famous fundamental treatise of 5th century by Vasubandhu, explaining the fundaments of system of knowledge according to...
33,119 words | author: Vasubandhu | translator: Leo M. Pruden |
This is the English translation of the commentary on the Apadana (Atthakatha), also known as the Visuddhajana-Vilasini. The Buddhist stories...
216,848 words | author: U Lu Pe Win |
The Bodhisattvacharyāvatāra or Bodhicaryāvatāra, sometimes translated into English as A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life, is a fam...
4,169 words | author: Śāntideva | translator: Adam Pearcey |
The English translation of the Bodhisattvacharyavatara (“entering the conduct of the bodhisattvas”), a Sanskrit text with Tibetan commen...
246,740 words | author: Andreas Kretschmar |
Aggamaha Saddhamma Jotika Dhaja Dean, Faculty of Patipatti, I T B M U, Yangon 1998
17,153 words | author: Sayadaw U Pannadipa |
Buddhacharita (of Bodhisattva Aśvaghoṣa) is an epic poem in the Sanskrit mahakavya style on the life of Gautama Buddha by Aśvaghoṣa, c...
77,962 words | author: Charles Willemen |
29,256 words | author: Samdhong Rinpoche |
A study of Buddhist monastic code: its origin and development in relation to the Sutta and Vinaya Pitakas. The Vinaya forms a part of a Budd...
113,985 words | author: Jotiya Dhirasekera |
23,614 words | author: Nina van Gorkom |
122,172 words | author: Nina van Gorkom |
Conditionality of Life in the Buddhist Teachings An outline of the 24 Conditions as taught in the Abhidhamma
56,782 words | author: Nina van Gorkom |
*english translation* The first book of the Abhidhamma (Part 3 of the Tipitaka). The Dhammasangani enumerates all the paramattha dhamm...
124,932 words | translator: C.A.F. Rhys Davids |
A Collection of Talks on Mindfulness Meditation
11,593 words | author: Dhammasami |
The Flower Adornment Sutra (Avataṃsaka Sūtra) is one of the most influential Mahayana sutras of East Asian Buddhism. The Avataṃsaka Sū...
42,486 words | translator: Shikshananda |
Vipassana means 'insight' or 'perception'. This book helps prepare your mind for meditation. It conists of a series of lectures and is meant...
24,609 words | author: Venerable Mahāsi Sayādaw | translator: Maung Tha Noe |
48,543 words | author: U Ko Lay |
Ashoka (or Aśoka, asoka) was an Indian emporeor reigning the Maurya dynasty from 268 to 232 BCE. In Asoka’s Footsteps; Dhamma in India...
27,079 words | author: Nina Van Gorkom |
Abhidhamma is the 3rd and last part of the Buddhist Pāli Canon. This book is meant as an introduction to the various concepts presented in ...
43,258 words | author: Kyaw Min, U |
By The Editorial Committee - Translation Section Department for the Promotion and Propagation of the Sasana Ministry of Religious Affairs, Y...
7,776 words | author: U Ko Lay | translator: The Editorial Committee |
The story of Ksitigarbha occurs in the Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Purvapranidhana Sutra which is a popular Mahayana Sutra. This sutra is said t...
21,827 words | author: Johnny Yu |
This is the English translation of the Maha-prajnaparamita-sastra (“the treatise on the great virtue of wisdom”) which itself is a comme...
244,509 words | author: Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön |
31,190 words | author: Nina van Gorkom |
FERVENT WISHES May this Gift of Dhamma help us in deepening our understanding of the Good Dhamma and our practice of meditation. May w...
39,117 words | author: Dhammasami |
The Mūlamadhyamakakārikā ("Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way") is a key text of the Madhyamaka-school, written by Nagarjuna,...
44,903 words | author: Nāgārjuna |
The Pārāyanavagga (Pali, "Way to the Far Shore Chapter") is a small collections of suttas within the Pāli Canon of Theravada Bu...
10,204 words | translator: Ānandajoti Bhikkhu |
This book includes many things that may not be easy to understand for the reader who is not familiar with the theory and practice of Therava...
256,801 words | author: Acariya Maha Boowa Ñanasampanno | translator: Acariya Panyavaddho |
This ebook is about Patthana Dhamma, the 7th text of abhidhamma pitaka or tipitaka, reffering to the teachings of The Buddha, also known as:...
57,704 words | author: Htoo Naing |
Practical Advice for Meditators by Bhikkhu Khantipalo The Wheel Publication No. 116 Copyright © 1986 Buddhist Publication Society For fr...
10,033 words | author: Bhikkhu Khantipalo |
Ksitigarbha (Di Zang Pu-sa) is a great bodhisattva who vowed to not become a buddha until everyone was released from hell. His birthday is o...
19,954 words |
The Sūtra of the Great Vow of Kṣitigarbha Bodhisattva (Kṣitigarbha Sūtra) is a story about the Buddha teaching to his mother in the Pa...
25,133 words | translator: Various authors |
(Also known as:) The Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra The Sutra of the 6th Patriarch, Whai-Nung (The full name is:) The 6th Patriarch great...
32,968 words | translator: A. F. Price |
The Theravadin Buddhist Monk's Rules compiled and explained by: Bhikkhu Ariyesako Discipline is for the sake of restraint, restrai...
50,970 words | author: Bhikkhu Ariyesako |
The Brahmajala Sutta is the first of 34 suttas in the Digha Nikaya. The sutta discusses three main topics: 1) the elaboration of the Ten...
21,080 words | translator: T. W. Rhys Davids |
The life of the Buddha is more than an account of one man's quest for and realisation of the truth; it is also about the people who encounte...
28,513 words | author: Venerable S. Dhammika |
This book is an attempt to present the life and teachings of the Buddha , made by a member of the Order of the Sangha. The first part of ...
145,972 words | author: Narada Thera |
A systematic and clear presentation of the philosophy of critical Realism as expounded by Dignaga and his school. The work is divided into t...
152,014 words | author: Satkari Mookerjee |
Rupas by Nina van Gorkom: An explanation about an absolute reality around and inside us.
24,604 words | author: Nina van Gorkom |
The Catusacca-Dipani The Manual of the Four Noble Truths By Mahathera Ledi Sayadaw, Aggamahapandita, D.Litt. Translated into English by S...
11,997 words | author: Mahathera Ledi Sayadaw |
This book deals with Paticcasamuppada (‘dependent origination’): a Pali compound consisting of three words: 1) Patticca, which means ...
18,306 words | author: U Than Daing |
Indispensable reference for art historians, scholars of Eastern philosophy and religion. Wealth of detailed scholarly information on names, ...
98,662 words | author: Alice Getty |
A Commentary on Great Perfection: The Nature of Mind, Easer of Weariness In Sanskrit the title is ‘Mahāsandhi-cittā-visranta-vṛtti-...
268,580 words | author: Longchenpa |
The Jataka is a massive collection of Buddhist folklore about previous incarnations of the Buddha, both in human and animal form. Originally...
735,224 words | author: Robert Chalmers |
The Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra recounts a teaching primarily between the Buddha and a bodhisattva named Mahāmati ("Great Wisdom"). ...
108,282 words | translator: Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki |
The Larger Sutra on Amida Buddha is Shakyamuni Buddha's Discourse Revealing Amida Buddha as the Savior of All Beings through the Power of Hi...
17,317 words |
Compiled and translated from the Pali texts by Nyanaponika Thera The Wheel Publication No. 90/92 ISBN 955-24-0015-5 Copyright © 1987 Budd...
26,620 words | author: Nyanaponika Thera |
The Lotus Sūtra (Saddharma Puṇḍarīka Sūtra) is one of the most popular and influential Mahāyāna sūtras, and is known for its exten...
92,709 words | translator: Tsugunari Kubo |
Sinhalese history is authenticated by the concurrence of every evidence that can contribute to verify the annals of any country – “Ceylo...
95,939 words | author: Wilhelm Geiger |
The Mahāyāna Mahāparinirvāṇa Sūtra is one of the major sutras of Mahāyāna Buddhism. Its main teachings centre on the eternity of th...
411,786 words | translator: Kosho Yamamoto |
The Naladiyar is one of the few original works we have in Tamil. It contains altogether forty chapters, of ten stanzas each, on moral subjec...
18,838 words |
The Patthanuddesa Dipani The Buddhist Philosophy of Relations By Mahathera Ledi Sayadaw, Aggamahapandita, D.Litt. Translated into English b...
21,602 words | author: Mahathera Ledi Sayadaw |
The female deity Kurukullā, whose practice is the subjectmatter of this text, has a particular place and orientation amid the pantheon of m...
26,172 words | translator: Dharmachakra Translation Committee |
English Translation By P. H. Wei Update: 01-09-2003
22,992 words | author: Wang Chi Biu |
The Sutra of Queen Śrīmālā of the Lion’s Roar (Śrīmālādevī Siṃhanāda Sūtra) is a Mahayana text no longer extant in Sanskrit b...
15,590 words | translator: Diana Y. Paul |
Kṣitigarbha Bodhisattva Pūrvapraṇidhāna Sūtra is a Mahāyāna sūtra teaching about the bodhisattva Kṣitigarbha, and is one of the ...
152,633 words | translator: Shikshananda |
The Mppś is a commentary on the Pañcaviṃśatisāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā (“The Perfection of Wisdom in Five Thousand Lines”). ...
189,742 words | author: Nāgārjuna | translator: Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön |
The Mppś is a commentary on the Pañcaviṃśatisāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā (“The Perfection of Wisdom in Five Thousand Lines”). ...
238,096 words | author: Nāgārjuna | translator: Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön |
The Mppś is a commentary on the Pañcaviṃśatisāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā (“The Perfection of Wisdom in Five Thousand Lines”). ...
170,876 words | author: Nāgārjuna | translator: Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön |
The Mppś is a commentary on the Pañcaviṃśatisāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā (“The Perfection of Wisdom in Five Thousand Lines”). ...
121,650 words | author: Nāgārjuna | translator: Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön |
Translated and edited from the Chinese (Kumarajiva ed. T.475) by Charles Luk (Lu K'uan Yi) in 1972.
32,509 words | author: Vimalakirti | translator: Charles Luk |
The Vimalakīrti Nirdeśa Sūtra is a Mahāyāna sūtra that teaches the meaning of nonduality. It contains a report of a teaching addressed...
44,185 words | author: Vimalakirti | translator: John R. McRae |
The Vipassana-Dipani The Manual of Insight Or The Exposition Of Insight Honor to the Buddha By Mahathera Ledi Sayadaw, Aggamahapandita, D....
21,831 words | author: Mahathera Ledi Sayadaw |
The Way of the White Clouds as an eye-witness account and the description of a pilgrimage in Tibet during the last decenniums of its indepen...
123,888 words | author: Anāgarika Lāma Govinda |
Prajnaparamita Ratnagunasamcayagatha Translated by Edward Conze (Taisho Tripitaka 0229)
14,137 words | translator: Edward Conze |
The Vimalakīrti Nirdeśa Sūtra teaches, among other subjects, the meaning of nonduality. It contains a report of a teaching addressed to b...
37,346 words | author: Vimalakirti | translator: Robert A. F. Thurman |
Translated by Burton Watson in 1997 from the Chinese version by Kumarajiva (T.475)
43,710 words | author: Vimalakirti | translator: Burton Watson |
Vipassana Meditation: English lectures on Insight Meditation By venerable Chanmyay Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa.
22,042 words | author: Chanmyay Sayadaw |
28,857 words | author: Chanmyay Sayadaw |
"According to the seed that's sown, So is the fruit ye reap therefrom. Doer of good will gather good, Doer of evil, evil reaps, Sown is...
4,604 words | author: Sayadaw U Thittila |