All of the discourses preached to King Pasenadi Kosala, including stories from the commentaries.
This is the detailed table of contents of In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon by Bhikkhu Bodhi, published by Wisdom Publications, but linked to the free translations available on SuttaCentral.net. The translations are by Bhikkhu Sujato. NOTE: Once you are on SuttaCentral.net, you can click on the Parallels icon … Read more
In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon by Bhikkhu Bodhi, published by Wisdom Publications, 2005. Why you should read it: It covers all the important Buddhist concepts You can see exactly what the Buddha taught, not other people’s ideas of what he taught These scriptures are important to all major … Read more
In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon has long been the best way to begin reading the suttas. You can read a short book review here that explains why. This e-book contains the main introduction as well as the introduction to each of the ten chapters. While no substitute for … Read more
Have you ever thought about reading the Vinaya but aren’t sure where to start? This new edition of the section called the Khandhakas was made for you. The Vinaya is mostly guidelines for the monastic community. It also contains countless stories about both monastics and lay people. It begins with the moment after the Buddha’s … Read more
This is a free e-book anthology of Theragatha and Therigatha verses found on AccesstoInsight.org. They are by various translators excluding Ajahn Thanissaro. His translations are published separately by Metta Forest Monastery. These e-books are strictly for free distribution. The following print translations of the Theragatha and Therigatha are available from Mahamevnawa: The Voice of Enlightened … Read more
An anthology is a collection of ancient scriptures organized around a topic. This is a great way for people new to reading the suttas as well as more experienced readers to delve deeply into a single concept. We recommend all of the anthologies below. You may want to print out the simple chart of the … Read more
Anthologies of suttas from the Pali canon are great for a daily sutta practice. See the list of anthologies for books to use. If you aren’t sure which one to pick, you can’t go wrong with In the Buddha’s Words by Bhikkhu Bodhi. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you are reading. … Read more