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I’m happy to announce that the Yellow Robe newsletter is setup, and visitors can now subscribe to it. The Yellow Robe newsletter is aimed to send weekly or monthly suttas from the Pali Canon as well as ...
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
I’m engaging in a project to digitalize the English translation of the Pali Canon. It is a large project as there are a lot of texts to translate. I am planning to use Wisdom Publication’s books. Although ...
Monday, 25 May 2009
You may visit http://www.tipitaka.org/ to download.
Tuesday, 07 April 2009
4. What is the Pali Canon (Tipitaka)
(Pali Canon/General)
The authentic teachings of Gotama the Buddha have been preserved and handed down to us and are to be found in the Tipiṭaka. The Pāli word, Tipiṭaka', literally means `the three baskets' (ti=three + piṭaka=collections ...
Tuesday, 07 April 2009
5. Biography of Venerable U Silananda Sayadaw
(Books/U Silananda Sayadaw)
... Silananda was the Chief Compiler of the Tipitaka Pali-Burmese Dictionary and was one of the distinguished editors of the Pali Canon and the associated Commentaries at the Sixth Buddhist Council held at ...
Monday, 16 March 2009
6. Online Resources of Patimokkha
(Practice/The Patimokkha)
... Prince Dighavu [Thanissaro Bhikkhu, trans.]. This is surely one of the most dramatic stories in the Pali Canon -- a tale of murder, intrigue, and revenge -- which teaches the wisest way to "settle an old ...
Monday, 16 March 2009
7. The Patimokkha for Bhikkhuni
(Practice/The Patimokkha)
... Buddhist Nuns: The Birth and Development of a Women's Monastic Order (BN), although there were many spots where I had to rely on the Thai edition of the Pali Canon to correct mistakes in BN. I have also ...
Monday, 16 March 2009
8. Advices for Practice
(Teachings/General)
In Buddhism, the actual practice is far more important than everything else. We wish to give some good words of advice. 1. If one chooses to read the Pali Canon on one's own, it's better that there is ...
Monday, 16 March 2009
9. The Teaching of Non-Self
(Teachings/Non-Self)
... originated. From the Pali Canon we have just quoted, one can surmise that the so-called God who is said to have created the beings and the God who is said to be in the Heavenly abode, could be the great ...
Monday, 16 March 2009
10. What is Nibbana
(Teachings/Nibbana)
... in the Greek king's court. Whatever its origin may be, it is included in the Pali Canon, and is regarded by Theravadins as a masterly exposition of the Buddha Dhamma. How can One Realize Nibbana ...
Sunday, 15 March 2009
11. Where to Find Authentic Teachings
(Teachings/General)
... Council. Please see Six Councils. [A Download section of the entire Pali Canon will be added soon.]  ...
Sunday, 15 March 2009
... discern things as they actually are. This was no different than the instructions found in the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, which has its source and authenticity from the Pali Canon. Therefore the Zen ...
Sunday, 15 March 2009
13. Sects of Buddhism
(History/Sects and Schism)
... has become a cliché today, and people should be careful with it. The following is an example of what a false Buddha Dhamma is like. New schools such as the Dhammakaya uses Pali Canon as its main scripture, ...
Sunday, 15 March 2009
14. Is the teaching in the Pali Canon reliable?
(FAQs/Buddha's Teachings)
It is. The Pali Canon was written down 2,000 years ago, and before that, for 500 years it had been transmitted strictly by a firm and consistent oral tradition. Before it was written down, monks would ...
Sunday, 15 March 2009
It is what most scholars agree upon to be true, correct, and authentic. This is based on the introduction to the Six Buddhist Councils included in the Sixth Buddhist Council Pali Canon CD.  ...
Sunday, 15 March 2009
16. Sri Lanka Timeline
(History/Sects and Schism)
... is no doubt that there are new chapters written by later scholars that are not the original teachings of the Buddha. However, the Pali Canon (Theravada Canon) has always been well-preserved and re-examined ...
Sunday, 15 March 2009
17. The Fifth Buddhist Council
(History/Buddhist Councils)
The Fifth Council took place in Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar) in 1871 A.D. in the reign of King Mindon. The chief objective of this meeting was to recite all the teachings of the Buddha and examine them ...
Sunday, 15 March 2009
18. The Fourth Buddhist Council
(History/Buddhist Councils)
The Fourth Council was held in Tambapanni (Sri Lanka) in 29 B.C. under the patronage of King Vattagamani. The main reason for its convening was the realization that it was now not possible for the ...
Sunday, 15 March 2009
19. What is Buddhism
(History/General)
... his various qualities. In the most ancient and authentic canon of Buddhism (Pali Canon), there is description of what he actually looks like. Generally speaking, he has golden hair, blue eyes, his hands ...
Sunday, 15 March 2009
20. Pali Canon
(Category)
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