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Biographical Works
Early Sources for the Life of the Buddha:

The Earliest Recorded Discourses of the Buddha
(from Lalitavistara, Mahākhandaka & Mahāvastu)

The Great Chapter (Mv 1-4)

The Journey from Uruvilvā to Ṛṣipatana (from Mahāvastu)

Exalted Utterances (Udāna, KN 3)

The Way to the Beyond (Sn V)

The Great Emancipation (DN 16)

Buddhakhetta and Buddhāpadāna (Ap 1.1 and Essay)

Why the Buddha Suffered (Ap 39.10 and Comm.)

 

Doctrinal Works
Doctrinal works mainly from the Pāḷi Canon:

Buddhist Wisdom Verses
(551 verses from the Canon)

The Short Readings (KN 1)

Thematic Discourses about Nuns (SN 5)

The Discourse that Set the Dhamma Wheel Rolling (from Vin Mv 1)

The Discourse that Set the Dharma-Wheel Rolling (from Lalitavistara)

The Discourse on Arising and Ceasing (The Fourth Discourse of the Buddha) (Mhv pp. 446-9)

The Discourse giving the Analysis of the Truths (MN 141)

The Second Discourse giving an Analysis of the Faculties (SN 48.10)

The Discourse giving the Analysis of Offerings (MN 142)

The Discourse on the Belief Systems (AN 3.61)

The First Discourse on the Bases for Talk (AN 10.69)

The Discourse about Suitable Deeds (AN 4.61)

The Explanation and Analysis of Conditional Origination from the Beginning

 

Meditation Discourses
Works from the Pāḷi Canon on Meditation:

The Discourse about the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness (DN 22)

The Discourse about Mindfulness while Breathing (MN. 118)

The Discourse about Mindfulness related to the Body (MN. 119)

The Discourse to Girimānanda (AN 10:60)

The Long Discourse Giving Advice to Rāhula (MN 62)

The Discourse Concerning Māluṅkyaputta (SN 35. 95)

 

Abhidhamma
Some Important Works from the Abhidhamma:

The Matrix from the Abstract Teaching (Dhammasaṅgaṇī 1 & 2)

The Analysis of the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness (Vibh. 7)

The Enumeration and Explanation of the Conditions (Paṭṭhāna 1 & 2)

 

Post-Canonical Works
Jātakas and Later Lives of the Buddha:

Naḷinikā's Story
or: The Seduction of an Innocent (Jā 526)

The Introduction to the Story of the Cuckoo
or: The Buddha goes to War (from Jā 536)

Saṅkha's Story
or: Paccekabuddhas Teach Awakening (from DhpA 290)

Garland of Birth Stories
J. S. Speyer's translation of Āryaśūra's Jātakamālā

The Buddha Carita or The Life of the Buddha
E.B. Cowell's translation of Aśvaghoṣa's Buddhacarita

The Life of the Victorious Buddha
translation of Jinacarita

The Light of Asia by Sir Edwin Arnold

Buddha, a poem by Madame A. Christina Albers

The Asokan Missions

Arahat Saṅghamittā's Story

 

Texts and Translations Epubs

Grammar

Navapadamañjarī
(A New Collection of Sentences)

Mettasuttanirutti
An Analysis of the Discourse on Friendliness (Khp 9)

Mahāmaṅgalasuttanirutti
An Analysis of the Discourse on the Great Blessings (Khp 5)

 

Biographical Works
Early Sources for the Life of the Buddha:

Mahākhandhako
The Great Chapter (Vin. Mv. 1-4)

Uruvilvāto Ṛṣipatanaṁ Gamanaṁ
The Journey from Uruvilvā to Ṛṣipatana (Mhv pp. 322-329)

Udāna
Exalted Utterances (KN 3)

Pārāyanavaggo
The Way to the Beyond (Sn 5)

Mahāparinibbānasuttaṁ
The Discourse about the Great Emancipation (DN 16)

Pubbakammapilotika-Buddhāpadānaṁ
The Connection with Previous Deeds (Apadāna 39.10 & Comm.)

 

Doctrinal Works
Doctrinal works mainly from the Pāḷi Canon:

Buddhanīti Saṅgaho
A Collection of Buddhist Wisdom Verses

Khuddakapāṭha
The Short Readings (KN 1)

Bhikkhunīsaṁyutta
Thematic Discourses about Nuns (SN 5)

Dhammacakkappavattanasuttaṁ
The Discourse that Set the Dhamma Wheel Rolling (Vinaya Mv 1)

Dharmacakrapravartanasūtram
The Discourse that Set the Dharma-Wheel Rolling (from Lalitavistara)

Utpadyananirudhyanasūtram
The Discourse on Arising and Ceasing (The Fourth Discourse of the Buddha) (Mhv pp. 443-9)

Saccavibhaṅghasuttaṁ
The Discourse giving the Analysis of the Truths (MN 141)

Dutiya[-indriya]vibhaṅgasuttaṁ
The Second Discourse giving an Analysis of the Faculties (SN 48.10)

Dakkihiṇāvibhaṅghasuttaṁ
The Analysis of Offerings (MN 142)

Titthāyatanasuttaṁ
The Belief Systems (Aṅg. 3.62)

Paṭhamakathāvatthusuttaṁ
The First Discourse on the Bases for Talk (Aṅg. 10.69)

Pattakammasuttaṁ
The Discourse about Suitable Deeds (Aṅg. 4.61)

Pratītyasamutpādādivibhaṅganirdeśasūtram
The Discourse giving the Explanation and Analysis of Conditional Origination from the Beginning

 

Meditation Discourses
Works from the Pāḷi Canon on Meditation:

Mahāsatipaṭṭhānasuttaṁ
The Long Discourse about the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness (DN 22)

Ānāpānasatisuttaṁ
The Discourse about Mindfulness while Breathing (MN 118)

Kāyagatāsatisuttaṁ
The Discourse about Mindfulness related to the Body (MN 119)

Girimānandasuttaṁ
The Discourse to Girimānanda (AN 10:60)

Mahārāhulovādasuttaṁ
The Long Discourse Giving Advice to Rāhula (MN 62)

Mālunkyaputtasuttaṁ
The Discourse Concerning Māluṅkyaputta (SN 35. 95)

 

Abhidhamma
Some Important Works from the Abhidhamma:

Abhidhammamātikā
The Matrix from the Abstract Teaching (Dhammasaṅgaṇī 1 & 2)

Satipaṭṭhānavibhaṅgo
Analysis of the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness (Vibh. 7)

Paccayuddesaniddesa, The Enumeration and Explanation of the Conditions, October 2013

 

Post-Canonical Works
Some Important Works from the Post-Canonical Period:

Naḷinikājātakavaṇṇanā (Jā 526)
or: The Seduction of an Innocent

Kuṇālajātakanidānaṁ (from Jā 536)
or: The Buddha goes to War

Saṅkhakathā (from DhpA 290)
or: Paccekabuddhas Teach Awakening

The Buddhacarita or Life of Buddha
(Sanskrit, 1st c. C.E.)

Jinacaritaṁ
The Life of the Victorious Buddha (Pāḷi, 13th c. Śrī Laṁkan Text)

Asoka and the Missions
from the Extended Mahāvaṁsa

 

Chanting Texts
Major and Minor Chanting Texts and Analyses:

Safeguard Recitals
(300 page chanting book)

Daily Chanting
(Devasikā Sajjhayanā)

Blessing Chants
(Sotthiparittaṁ)

Caturārakkhā
Four Protective Meditations

Mettabhāvanā (Śrī Laṅkā version)
Friendliness Meditation

Mettabhāvanā (Universal version)
Friendliness Meditation

Narasīhagāthā
Verses about a Lion of a Man

Aggasāvikā Bhikkhunī
The Great Nun Disciples

Namakkārapāḷi
The Reverence Text

Tigumbacetiyathomanā
Praise of the Tigumba Shrine

Prajñāpāramitā-Hṛdayam
The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom