History


Additions and Changes during 2014:


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.

March: improved the search facilities on the site with google custom search.

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

mp3 Audio Files:

The Analysis of Conditional Origination, April 2014

Safeguard Recitals, recited in Pāḷi, April 2014

Daily Chanting, recited in Pāḷi, April 2014

The Discourse about the Noble Search (MN 26), June 2014

The Discourse to Prince Bodhi (MN 85), June 2014

Bodhirājakumārasuttaṁ (MN 85), recited in Pāḷi, June 2014

The Six Factors of Giving (AN 6.37), August 2014

Nandaka’s Advice (MN 146, August 2014)

Arahat Dhammadinnā’s Dhamma Teaching (MN 44, September 2014)

Khemā Therī’s Wisdom (SN 44.1), September 2014)

 

Texts and Translations:

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

Safeguard Recitals,
Revised and Enlarged 3rd Edition, April 2014

Paṭiccasamuppādavibhaṅga (Vibh. 6),
The Analysis of Conditional Origination, April 2014

Daily Chanting
3rd Edition, April 2014

Ariyapariyesanasuttaṁ
The Discourse about the Noble Search (MN 26), June 2014

Bodhirājakumārasuttaṁ
The Discourse to Prince Bodhi (MN 85), June 2014

Chaḷaṅgadāna
The Six Factors of Giving (AN & AA 6.37), August 2014

Nandakovāda
Nandaka’s Advice (MN 146 & MA 146 & AA 1.4.7), August, 2014

Cūḷavedallasuttaṁ
The Small Discourse giving an Elaboration (MN 44 & Comms. (part), September, 2014

Khemāsuttaṁ
The Discourse about Khemā (SN 44.1), September, 2014

 

English Texts:

The Analysis of Conditional Origination, April 2014

The Discourse about the Noble Search (MN 26), June 2014

The Discourse to Prince Bodhi (MN 85), June 2014

The Six Factors of Giving (AN 6.37), August 2014

Nandaka’s Advice (MN 146 & AA 1.4.7)

Arahat Dhammadinnā’s Dhamma Teaching (MN 44 & Comms. (part)

Khemā Therī’s Wisdom (SN 44.1), September, 2014

 

Reference:

Geography of Early Buddhism by Bimala Churn Law, May 2014

Grammatical Terms compiled by Bhikkhu Nyanamoli, May 2014

Three Alternate Divisions of the Buddha’s Words, August 2014

A Practical Guide to Pāḷi Grammar, August 2014

Known Nun Disciples of the Buddha, October 2014

 


Additions and Changes during 2013:


Important Changes:

January: Added a Flipbooks page where all the PDFs with Full Colour Covers can be viewed and read.

 

mp3 Audio Files:

Namakkārapāḷi, The Reverence Text, April 2011

Prajñāpāramitā-Hṛdayam, The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom, August 2013

The Enumeration and Explanation of the Conditions, October 2013

 

Texts and Translations:

Namakkārapāḷi, The Reverence Text, April 2013

Tigumbacetiyathomanā-Hṛdayam, Praise of the Tigumba Shrine, August 2013

Prajñāpāramitā-Hṛdayam, The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom, August 2013

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

 

English Texts:

Arahat Saṅghamittā's Story, June 2013

The Enumeration and Explanation of the Conditions, October 2013

 

Maps:

Indian Buddhist Art Schools (6 maps)

 


Additions and Changes during 2012:


Important Changes:

February: Revised the Maps Section and Remade the PDF to include all Maps.

August: The Growth of the Buddha Sāsana Maps Completely Revised:
Sāsanavaḍḍhana (11 maps)

August: Added .epub and .mobi versions for the Text and Translations section of the website (available from each page, or in a zip from the downloads page).

 

mp3 Audio Files:

Why the Buddha Suffered, January 2011

Asoka and the Missions, August 2012

Saṅkhakathā (from DhpA 290)
or: Paccekabuddhas Teach Awakening, October 2012

 

Original Texts and Studies:

Pubbakammapilotika-Buddhāpadānaṁ, February 2012

 

Texts and Translations:

The Connection with Previous Deeds, February 2012

Asoka and the Missions (revised and expanded edition), August 2012

Saṅkhakathā (from DhpA 290)
or: Paccekabuddhas Teach Awakening, October 2012

 

English Texts:

Buddhakhetta and Buddhāpadāna, February 2012

Why the Buddha Suffered, February 2012

Asoka and the Missions (revised and expanded edition), August 2012

Saṅkha's Story
or: Paccekabuddhas Teach Awakening (from DhpA 290), October 2012

 

Reference:

The Foremost and the Eighty Great Disciples, February 2012

Thirty Things that Invariably Happen with the Buddhas, October 2012

Maps:

7 New Maps: India: From the Buddha to Asoka (6 maps) and
King Devanampiyatissa's Anurādhapūra, June 2012

 


Additions and Changes during 2011:


January: Added in a toolbar of each of the pages to make it easy to share with others via your favourite social networking site (thanks to Sherril Lim for the suggestion).

January: Added eBooks (.epub and .mobi) to all files in the English Only section.

April: Added navigation links at the bottom of the page (thanks to Ven. Khemaratana for the suggestion).

May: Started using the Yahoo! Media Player for playing the audio files.

September: Completely converted the site to Unicode.

November: Included Flip-Books in English Only Section.

November: Started eBooks page and remade all eBooks.

 

mp3 Audio Files:

Buddha a poem by Madame A. Christina Albers, January 2011

Buddhist Wisdom Verses, March 2011

Buddhanīti Saṅgaho, March 2011

Pārāyanavagga, March 2011

Dhammapada, April 2011

Examples of Classical Metres from Mahāvaṁsa, May 2011

Examples for An Outline of the Metres in the Pāḷi Canon, May 2011

Thematic Discourses about Nuns, September 2011

Satipaṭṭhānavibhanga, October 2011

The Ways of Attending to Mindfulness (DN 22), revised October 2011

The Analysis of the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness, revised October 2011

The Matrix from the Abstract Teaching, revised October 2011

 

Original Texts and Studies:

Buddhanīti Saṅgaho, February 2011

Bhikkhunīsaṁyuttaṁ, September 2011

Mahsatipaṭṭhānasuttaṁ, October 2011

Satipaṭṭhānavibhango, October 2011

 

Texts and Translations:

Buddhist Wisdom Verses, March 2011

Aggasāvikā Bhikkhunī

Thematic Discourses about Nuns, September 2011

The Ways of Attending to Mindfulness (DN 22), revised October 2011

The Analysis of the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness, revised October 2011

The Matrix from the Abstract Teaching, revised October 2011

 

English Texts:

Buddha a poem by Madame A. Christina Albers, January 2011

Buddhist Wisdom Verses, March 2011

Thematic Discourses about Nuns, September 2011

The Discourse about the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness, revised October 2011

The Analysis of the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness, revised October 2011

The Matrix from the Abstract Teaching, revised October 2011

 

Prosody: Texts and Studies:

Pārāyanavagga, 2nd Revised Edition, March 2011

 

Reference:

Simple Buddhist-Christian Era Conversion Forms, May 2011

Calculator for Monastic Dawn and Midday, September 2011

Light on Pāḷi Pronunciation (Ledi Sayadaw), October 2011

 


Additions and Changes during 2010:


 

Changes:

March: added the ability to set the font to Unicode through a javascript replace operation and change of style sheet.

May: made a new Unicode font ITM_TFY_UNI, which contains all the characters that are necessary for the documents on this website.

August: changed the license of the works on this website, see the Copyright Notice.

October: completed recording all the English texts, which are now available from the Audio Page or from the various files in the English Only section.

 

mp3 Audio Files:

The Earliest Recorded Discourses of the Buddha, January 2010

Garland of Birth Stories, January 2010

The Matrix from the Abstract Teaching, June 2010

The Analysis of the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness, June 2010

The Discourse about Suitable Deeds, August 2010

The First Discourse on the Bases for Talk, August 2010

The Discourse that Set the Dharma-Wheel Rolling (from Lalitavistara), August 2010

Reading of The Explanation and Analysis of Conditional Origination from the Beginning, August 2010

Reading of The Buddha's Journey from Uruvilva to Rsipatana, August 2010

Naḷinika's Story or: The Seduction of an Innocent, September 2010

Introduction to the Story of the Cuckoo or: The Buddha goes to War, September 2010

Reading of The Short Readings, September 2010

Reading of The Buddha-carita of Aśvaghoṣa, October 2010

 

Original Texts and Studies:

The Beginnings of Buddhist Art by A. Foucher, November 2010

Naḷinikājātakavaṇṇanā (Jā 526)

 

Texts and Translations:

Naḷinikājātakavaṇṇanā (Jā 526)
Naḷinika's Story or: The Seduction of an Innocent, August 2010

Kuṇālajātakanidānaṁ (from Jā 536)
Introduction to the Story of the Cuckoo or: The Buddha goes to War, August 2010

 

English Texts:

Garland of Birth Stories, January 2010

Naḷinika's Story
or: The Seduction of an Innocent (Jā 526), August 2010

The Introduction to the Story of the Cuckoo
or: The Buddha goes to War (from Jā 536), August 2010

Garland of Birth Stories, January 2010

 


Additions and Changes during 2009:


 

Changes:

February: enabled the ability to add comments to any page. I am hoping this will make it is easier to receive feedback about the works, and to facilitate picking up typos, mistakes, etc.

 

mp3 Audio Files:

The Discourse about the Belief Systems, January 2009

The First Discourse on the Bases for Talk, January 2009

The Discourse about Suitable Deeds, March 2009

Texts and Translations:

Titthāyatanasuttaṁ
The Discourse about the Belief Systems, January 2009

Paṭhamakathāvatthusuttaṁ
The First Discourse on the Bases for Talk, January 2009

Pattakammasuttaṁ
The Discourse about Suitable Deeds, March 2009

Utpadyananirudhyanasūtram
The Discourse on Arising and Ceasing (The Fourth Discourse of the Buddha), August 2009

Pratītyasamutpādādivibhaṅganirdeśasūtram
The Explanation and Analysis of Conditional Origination from the Beginning, May 2009

Uruvilvāto ṣipatanaṁ Gamanaṁ
The Journey from Uruvilvā to ṣipatana, May 2009

Dharmacakrapravartanasūtram
The Discourse that Set the Dharma-Wheel Rolling, August 2009

Mahāmaṅgalasuttaṁ
The Discourse on the Great Blessings (an analysis), December 2009

 

Original Texts and Studies:

Introduction to the Early Buddhist Texts in Sanskritised Prākṛt, September 2009

Mahākhandhako (Mv 1-4), August 2009

 

English Texts:

The Discourse on the Belief Systems, January 2009

The Discourse on the Bases for Talk, January 2009

The Discourse about Suitable deeds, March 2009

The Discourse on Arising and Ceasing (The Fourth Discourse of the Buddha), May 2009

The Explanation and Analysis of Conditional Origination from the Beginning, May 2009

The Journey from Uruvilvā to ṣipatana, May 2009

The Discourse that Set the Dharma-Wheel Rolling, August 2009

 

Maps:

Some Maps illustrating the Growth of the Dispensation, May 2009

 


Additions and Changes during 2008:


 

Changes:

April: a new version of the ITM font (Version 1.5) has been posted in April 2008, which interchanges the dot over m (ṁ) and dot under m (ṃ) characters. This has been done to bring the diacritics into compliance with ISO and Unicode. Only the newer versions of the pdf files will show the new characters, but the html will display correctly once the new font is installed.

May: a new section containing Maps of Ancient Buddhist India has been created. A number of the maps have been prepared specially for this section, and others accompany particular texts and translations that are presented elsewhere on this website. The intention is to add to this section as and when the need arises.

May: added a Links page to other Buddhist Websites and Resources. This will be a selective list and I will add more in as and when I come across material.

June: My photographs can now be seen in slideshows which are being embedded from my Picasa web albums.

June: Added in new Cascading Style Sheets option so that the style of the font can be changed as required from Times-style (ITM_TMS) to Bookman-style (ITM_BKM). This facility is available from the downloads page.

July: Added new Reference section.

 

mp3 Audio Files:

Exalted Utterances, February 2008

The Ways of Attending to Mindfulness, March 2008

The Great Emancipation, July 2008

The Light of Asia by Sir Edwin Arnold, August 2008

Meditation Discourses, November 2008

Doctrinal Discourses, November 2008

 

Buddhist Texts and Studies:

Mahāparinibbānasuttaṁ
The Discourse about the Great Emancipation, June 2008

 

Texts and Translations:

Dakkhiṇavibhaṅgasuttaṁ
The Analysis of Offerings, February 2008

Titthāyatanasuttaṁ
The Belief Systems, February 2008

Mettabhavana (Universal Edition), February 2008

Mahāparinibbānasuttaṁ
The Discourse about the Great Emancipation, June 2008

Ānāpānasatisuttaṁ
The Discourse about Mindfulness while Breathing, November 2008

Dutiya[-indriya]vibhaṅgasuttaṁ
The Second Discourse giving an Analysis [of the Faculties], November 2008

Kāyagatāsatisuttaṁ - The Discourse about Mindfulness related to the Body, November 2008

 

English Texts:

The Discourse on the Belief Systems (AN 3.61), February 2008

The Discourse giving the Analysis of Offerings (MN 142), February 2008

The Discourse about the Great Emancipation, June 2008

The Light of Asia by Sir Edwin Arnold (August, 2008)

The Discourse about Mindfulness while Breathing (MN. 118), November 2008

The Second Discourse giving an Analysis of the Faculties (SN 48.10), November 2008

The Discourse about Mindfulness related to the Body (MN. 119), November 2008

 


Changes and Additions during 2007:


 

The website in now being regularly updated and the idea of “editions” has been dropped. I will list in the History page the documents added during each year, and give a list of recent documents on the home page. I have also introduced feeds so people can keep receive a notice when new documents are released.

An Audio section was introduced with recordings of some of the material on this website.

The photographs were moved to A Picasa Web Album picasa in June 2007.

 

mp3 Audio Files:

The Life of the Victorious Buddha, June 2007

The Way to the Beyond, June 2007

 

Buddhist Texts:

Patna Dharmapada, October 2007

Buddha-carita in Devanāgarī letters (PDF file only), March 2007

A Pocketbook of Protection Chants (revised edition), December 2007

 

Texts and Translations:

Satipaṭṭhānavibhaṅgo, March 2007

Abhidhamma-Mātikā, March 2007

Pārāyanavagga - The Way to the Beyond (Revised Translation), May 2007

 

English Texts:

The Matrix from the Abstract Teaching, March 2007

The Long Discourse about the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness, April 2007

Analysis of the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness, April 2007

The Way to the Beyond (Revised Translation), May 2007

 

Indian Prosody:

Three New Articles on Indian Prosody (by Moore, Basham, and Warder), November 2007

Chandaḥśāstra in Devanāgarī letters (PDF file only), March 2007

Vṛttaratnākara in Devanāgarī letters (PDF file only), March 2007

Śrutabodha in Devanāgarī letters (PDF file only), March 2007

 


5th Edition, December 2006:


Additional Documents:

Buddhist Texts:

Jinacaritaṁ (Pāḷi)

The Uraga Verses (Pāḷi, Sanskritised Prākṛṭ, Gāndhārī, English)

BJT Pātimokkhapāḷi in Sinhala letters

Texts and Translations:

Navapadamañjarī (Pāḷi, English)

Jinacaritaṁ: The Life of the Victorious Buddha (Pāḷi, English)

English Only:

The Life of the Victorious Buddha (English)

Indian Prosody:

Franklin Edgerton on Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit (Prosody, Sanskritised Prākṛṭ)

Photographs:

This section was completely remade and reorganised in December of 2006. There are now more photos available, and the section has been made easier to update as I gather new material.

Notes:

The site was converted to the XHTML 1.0 standard in September, 2006.

 


4th Revised Edition, June 2006:


Additional Documents:

Buddhist Texts:

Dāṭhavaṁsa

Texts and Translations:

Blessing Chants in Roman and Sinhala letters

Daily Chanting in Roman and Sinhala letters

Notes

The site now has two search engines to help find the documents on the site, and the metres listed in the Metre Tables; and most of the frames documents have been converted so that the notes appear as tool tips, which I think is much more convenient, and saves screen space.

 


4th Edition, December 2006:


Font: ITM_TMS
Sections: Buddhist Texts, Texts and Translations, Texts in English Only; Indian Prosody: Texts and Studies; Photographs

Additional Documents:

Buddhist Texts:

Sanskrit Buddhacarita

Udānavarga, 2nd edition, & Complete Word Index

Texts & Translations:

Buddhacarita, or The Life of Buddha

Mahāsatipaṭṭhānasuttaṁ (Text & Translation)

Mettabhāvanā (Text & Translation)

Narasīhagāthā (Text & Translation)

Indian Prosody:

Metre Tables (Chandaḥprasthāra)

Various Articles on Indian Prosody

Collections:

BJT Khuddakanikāya Volume One (PDF) & Indexes

Pāḷi Prosody: Texts and Studies

Sanskrit Prosody

Notes

The whole site has now been converted to CSS standard.

I have also introduced a section for my photographs.

 


Revised 3rd Edition, April 2005:


New font introduced: ITM_TMS
Sections: Buddhist Texts and Studies; Texts and Translations; Texts in English Only; Prosody: Texts and Studies

Notes

All documents are now available in Portable Document Format (PDF), with the font embedded. Suitable for printing.

The Html documents now have the font embedded suitable for Internet Explorer (4+). Cascading Style Sheets and JavaScripts introduced.

Many of the documents have been divided into smaller sections to make navigation easier.

 


3rd Edition, November 2004:


Font: Sangayana, Version 2
Sections: Buddhist Texts and Studies; Texts and Translations; Translations in English Only; Prosody: Texts and Studies

 

Additional Documents:

Buddhist Texts and Studies:

Sanskrit Udānavarga
A Comparative Edition of the Dhammapada

Notes

Introduced Samples in PDF Format section with the following documents:

New Khuddakapāṭha
BJT Pātimokkha
Ratanasutta
A Comparative Edition of the Dhammapada

Dhammacakkappavattanasuttaṁ
Pārāyanavagga

Advice to Rāhula
Analysis of the Truths

Outline of the Metres in the Pāḷi Canon
Śrutabodha
The Pronunciation of Pāḷi

Corrections were also incorporated into a number of the documents, most notably the translation of the Udāna, Exalted Utterances, which has been completely revised.

The whole website has been reformatted, providing backgrounds and a navigation bar.

 


2nd Edition, March 2004:


Font: Sangayana, Version 2
Sections: Buddhist Texts, Texts and Translations, Texts in English Only; Prosody: Texts and Studies

 

Additional Documents:

Texts and Translations:

Udāna - Exalted Utterances
Ven Nārada's Dhammapada

English Texts:

The Supplementary Readings
Exalted Utterances
The Way to the Beyond
E.B. Cowell's The Buddha Carita or The Life of the Buddha
The Long Discourse Giving Advice to Rāhula
The Discourse Concerning Māluṅkyaputta
The Discourse that Set the Dhamma Wheel Rolling
The Discourse to Girimānanda
The Discourse giving the Analysis of the Truths

Prosody: Texts and Studies:

Śrī Piṅgala's Chandaḥ Śāstra
A Comparative Table of the Metres found in ChŚā, VR, & Vutt

Notes

Corrections were also incorporated into a number of the documents

 


Revised 1st Edition, September 2003:

 

Font: Sangayana, Version 2
Sections: Texts, Texts and Translations, Textual Studies & Reference

 

Additional Documents:

Texts:

A Comparison of the Pāḷi Udāna and the Sanskrit Udānavarga

Textual Studies & Reference:

2nd Revised Edition of An Outline of the Metres in the Pāḷi Canon (so renamed)
Śrutabodha
Vṛttaratnākara

Notes

Corrections were also incorporated into a number of the documents

 


1st Edition, November 2002:


 

Font: Sangayana, Version 1
Sections: Texts, Texts and Translations, Textual Studies & Reference

 

Documents:

Texts:

BJT Khuddakapāṭhapāḷi
New Khuddakapāṭha
BJT Dhammapadapāḷi
New Dhammapada
BJT Udānapāḷi
BJT Itivuttakapāḷi
BJT Bhikkhupātimokkhapāḷi
Catubhāṇavārapāḷi
Ratanasuttam - A Comparative Edition

Texts and Translations:

Pārāyanavagga
Pūjā & Pirit
Safeguard Recitals
Caturārakkhā
Dhammacakkappavattanasuttaṁ
Girimānandasuttaṁ
Karaṇīyamettasuttaṁ
Khuddakapāṭha
Mahārāhulovādasuttaṁ
Mālunkyaputtasuttaṁ
Saccavibhaṅghasuttaṁ

Textual Studies & Reference:

Pāḷi Prosody - An Outline of the Metres in the Pāḷi Canon
The Pronunciation of Pāḷi
Pārāyanavagga - A Critical Edition
Examples of Classical Metres from Mahāvaṁsa