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Ancient Buddhist Texts

website last updated April 11th, 2014

I have just remade this site from Xhtml to Html5 and optimised the javascript which has entailed changing around 2,500 documents.

If anyone notices any problems while visiting the site please notify me at anandajoti@gmail.com so I can correct it. Thanks!


This website has 4 main sections:

Original Texts and Studies

Texts and Translations

Texts in English Only

Indian Prosody: Texts and Studies

you must use diacritics when searching

there are also

Reference Materials

Maps of Ancient Buddhist India

Audio Readings of Selected Texts


The website is written in Unicode
If you are only going to be reading the
Text and Translations and English Only sections
there is no need to install any special font.

However, if you want to read the Original Texts and Prosody sections
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from the downloads page
otherwise the character sets may not show correctly.

Alternatively all documents are available in PDF Format,
which has the font embedded, and is printable.

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Important Changes and Documents Released During 2014:


Important Changes:

February: moved all the audio files to the website, and started using a new embed system.

February: updated the way eBook zips are made so they are always up-to-date.

April: changed the site over from Xhtml to Html5 and optimised the javascript for quicker downloading.


Texts and Translations:

Tisuttanirutti, A Grammatical Analysis of the Maṅgala, Ratana and Mettā Discourses, March 2014




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