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Digha Nikaya translated by Bhikkhu Sujato—Free Epub, Kindle, PDF

Now you can download a variety of formats of the complete Digha Nikaya, the Long Discourses, translated into English by Bhikkhu Sujato for Sutta Central.

If you are going to use the ebook edition for a daily sutta reading practice, you may want to use a checklist to keep track and have a physical reminder of what you have read. You can download checklists here.

And of course you can read it on-line at SuttaCentral.net.

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Majjhima Nikaya translated by Bhikkhu Sujato—Free Epub, Kindle, PDF

Now you can download a variety of formats of the complete Majjhima Nikaya, the Middle Discourses, translated into English by Bhikkhu Sujato for Sutta Central.

If you are going to use the ebook edition for a daily sutta reading practice, you may want to use a checklist to keep track and have a physical reminder of what you have read. You can download checklists here.

And of course you can read it on-line at SuttaCentral.net.

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Anguttara Nikaya translated by Bhikkhu Sujato—Free Epub, Kindle, PDF

Now you can download a variety of formats of the complete Anguttara Nikaya, the Numbered Discourses, translated into English by Bhikkhu Sujato for Sutta Central. You may be familiar with an earlier translation by Bhikkhu Bodhi under the title Numerical Discourses.

If you are going to use the ebook edition for a daily sutta reading practice, you may want to use a checklist to keep track and have a physical reminder of what you have read. You can download checklists here.

And of course you can read it on-line at SuttaCentral.net.

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Samyutta Nikaya translated by Bhikkhu Sujato—Free Epub, Kindle, PDF

Now you can download a variety of formats of the complete Samyutta Nikaya, the Linked Discourses, translated into English by Bhikkhu Sujato for Sutta Central. You may be familiar with an earlier translation by Bhikkhu Bodhi under the title Connected Discourses.

If you are going to use the ebook edition for a daily sutta reading practice, you may want to use a checklist to keep track and have a physical reminder of what you have read. You can download checklists here.

And of course you can read it on-line at SuttaCentral.net.

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SuttaCentral.net How-To Videos

Even if we do most of our reading in print books or ebooks, we will need to go on-line and look up suttas. Here are some videos to help you use the resources on SuttaCentral.net.

Looking up Citations


Look up sutta DN 16
Digha Nikaya, Long Discourses
https://suttacentral.net/dn16/en/sujato


Look up sutta SN 56:11
Samyutta Nikaya, Connected/Linked Discourses
https://suttacentral.net/sn56.11/en/sujato

Useful Features on SuttaCentral.net


This video explains the three text control icons on a SuttaCentral.net translation:
ⓘ Publication details (including copyright)
⚙ Text settings (including side by side Pali)
⌄ View Parallels and references (Suttaplex Card)

Here are the URLs for the suttas in the example:
suttacentral.net/sn56.11/en/sujato
suttacentral.net/sn56.11/en/bodhi

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Sutta Reading Audio Book MP3—Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, Translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita

This is a complete audio recording of the Dhammapada translated by Ven. Buddharakkhita. You can download a print and ebook version here. If you want to use the audio recordings for a Dhammapada Per Day Practice, you may want to download the Khuddakanikaya checklist.

Here is a sample of the first track, Yamaka Vagga: Pairs

Download Dhammapada Audio Book Complete Zip file (108 mb)

Download individual files below. You may need to right click and and select save link.

 

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Suttas in a Font to Remember: Sans Forgetica

Usually, typography focuses on making text easy to read. But this new font makes reading just difficult enough so we have slows down to process more deeply what is being read.

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University has developed a font that their scientists claim will help with memory: Sans Forgetica. It works on the principle of “desirable difficulty.” Usually typography focuses on making text easy to read. But this font makes reading just difficult enough so the reader slows down to process more deeply what is being read. At least that’s the theory.

Here is an edition of the Dhammapada that makes use of this unusual font. Try it out and see what you think. Often when a text like the Dhammapada is so familiar to us, it is easy to move too quickly through the verses. Share your experience reading in the comments.

EPUB: Sans Forgetica Dhammapada by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Kindle: Sans Forgetica Dhammapada by Acharya Buddharakkhita

If you have the latest firmware on your Kindle reader, you can now load your own fonts. Just look for the /fonts/ folder and follow the instructions in the readme file. Most other e-ink readers have had this feature for some time. You can download Sans-Forgetica from the RMIT.

Not sold on the font? You can download the regular version of this translation instead.

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Stages of Enlightenment Handout

Here is a simple handout that explains the four stages of enlightenment. As you read the suttas, the Buddha will refer to these stages so it is good to have this chart on hand when reading.

Download Stages of Enlightenment Chart Letter Size PDF

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Sutta Checklists for Tracking Reading Suttas

Samyutta Nikaya Checklist
Samyutta Nikaya Checklist example

You can use these sutta checklists to keep track of the suttas that you have read.  If you like to skip around, this will help to make sure that you eventually read them all.

Majjhima Single A4 PDF Checklist
Majjhima Single Letter PDF Checklist
Majjhima Multi A4 PDF Checklist
Majjhima Multi Letter PDF Checklist

Samyutta Nikaya A4 PDF Checklist
Samyutta Nikaya LEtter PDF Checklist

Anguttara Nikaya A4 PDF Checklist
Anguttara Nikaya Letter PDF Checklist

Khuddaka Nikaya A4 PDF Checklist
Khuddaka Nikaya Letter PDF Checklist

You may also like to keep track of the whole nikayas you have read. For that you can use a Sutta Practice Life List.

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