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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Overview of all Theravada books:

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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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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,...
7,776 words | author: U Ko Lay | translator: The Editorial Committee |
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 |
The Theravadin Buddhist Monk's Rules compiled and explained by: Bhikkhu Ariyesako Discipline is for the sake of restraint, restraint fo...
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 Catusacca-Dipani The Manual of the Four Noble Truths By Mahathera Ledi Sayadaw, Aggamahapandita, D.Litt. Translated into Englis...
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 |
The Jataka is a massive collection of Buddhist folklore about previous incarnations of the Buddha, both in human and animal form. Originally...
877,505 words | author: Robert Chalmers |
The Patthanuddesa Dipani The Buddhist Philosophy of Relations By Mahathera Ledi Sayadaw, Aggamahapandita, D.Litt. Translated into Engli...
21,602 words | author: Mahathera Ledi Sayadaw |
The Vipassana-Dipani The Manual of Insight Or The Exposition Of Insight Honor to the Buddha By Mahathera Ledi Sayadaw, Aggamahapandit...
21,831 words | author: Mahathera Ledi Sayadaw |
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 |