Itivuttaka: The Buddha’s Sayings translated by John D Ireland, EPUB, Kindle, PDF

There is now a free edition of John D. Ireland’s 1997 translation of the Itivuttaka. The translation is fluent and modern. This particular digital edition has the narrator lines reconstructed giving this collection its unique flavour.

The Itivuttaka is one of the ancient collections found in the Khuddaka Nikaya. It contains 112 short suttas organized numerically like the Anguttara Nikaya. They each contain a short teaching followed by a retelling in verse. This is a great collection to use as a super short daily reading practice.




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  • Translation by Ven. K Gnanananda Thero from Mahamevnawa available on You can read this translation for free online at
  • If you would like to buy the official printed edition of the John Ireland translation, it is available through Pariyatti. There you will also find a free pdf and another audio recording.

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