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A Theravada Library


Title: A Theravada Library


A Theravada Library


<!– jtb 050123: For years I called this the “Theravada Text Archives” . But one day recently I noticed how “dead” that sounds. It sounds pretentious. It reminds me of the dusty basement stacks in a research library where the boring old moldy historical texts that no one actually reads anymore are archived (“archived” = stored somewhere for some as-yet unknown future purpose). These books are alive! They're meant to be read! So let's just call it a library. –> <!– jtb 050329: I discontinued the individual zip archives for several reasons: 1. They haven't been very popular, as evidenced by the Urchin website stats (only two ranked among the top 500 (top ~1/3) most popular downloads: (about #100) and (about #300). We're keeping Dhp will soon be available in PDF. 2. When a directory is zipped up independent of the rest of the site, the path to the CSS becomes meaningless. While it would be possible to include the CSS with each zip, and to edit the path to the CSS in each of the HTML files in the archive, this would be a pain. 3. It's time consuming to keep maintaining (and uploading) the zip archives. The time I devote to keeping them all in good working order as the website evolves could be invested elsewhere. 1+2+3 = reason enough to let them go. –> <!– jtb 050321: Long-overdue reorganization of the library… What is the significance of the “Other Contemporary Western Writers and Teachers” category? “Other” than _what_? Why is Than Ian listed there, but not Nyanaponika Thera? That category is a throwback to the early days, when 90% of the books on ATI were from the BPS, and “Other” simply meant “published somewhere other than BPS”. But “by publisher” is a strange way to categorize things in a library. So let's drop the BPS as a category, and give each author equal footing, with a page of his or her own. –>

Access to Insight's text library includes hundreds of short essays, books on meditation practice and Buddhist doctrine, Study Guides, sutta commentaries, and much more. To find what you're looking for, use the indexes or the search engine, or browse through the list of contributing authors and translators. You may also want to try these quick links to some of ATI's featured offerings: <dl class='index'>

Selected texts from the Pali canon (English translations):

<a href=“../tipitaka/vin/index_en.html” title=“Browse through the Vinaya”>Vinaya Pitaka</a>

<a href=“../tipitaka/sutta_en.html” title=“Browse through the Sutta Pitaka”>Sutta Pitaka:</a>

<dl class='index'> <dd><a href=“../tipitaka/dn/index_en.html” title=“Browse through the Digha Nikaya”>Digha Nikaya</a>

<a href=“../tipitaka/mn/index_en.html” title=“Browse through the Majjhima Nikaya”>Majjhima Nikaya</a>

<a href=“../tipitaka/sn/index_en.html” title=“Browse through the Samyutta Nikaya”>Samyutta Nikaya</a>

<a href=“../tipitaka/an/index_en.html” title=“Browse through the Anguttara Nikaya”>Anguttara Nikaya</a>

<a href=“../tipitaka/kn/index_en.html” title=“Browse through the Khuddaka Nikaya”>Khuddaka Nikaya</a>:

<dl class='index'> <dd><a href=“../tipitaka/kn/khp/index_en.html” title=“Browse through the Khuddakapatha”>Khuddakapatha</a>

<a href=“../tipitaka/kn/dhp/index_en.html” title=“Browse through the Dhammapada (Buddharakkhita)”>Dhammapada</a>

<a href=“../tipitaka/kn/ud/index_en.html” title=“Browse through the Udana”>Udana</a>

Itivuttaka: [ <a href=“../tipitaka/kn/iti/iti.intro.than_en.html” title=“Browse through the Itivuttaka (Thanissaro)”>Thanissaro, trans.; complete</a> | <a href=“../tipitaka/kn/iti/iti.intro.irel_en.html” title=“Browse through the Itivuttaka (Ireland)”>Ireland, trans.; excerpts</a> ]

<a class=“zze” href=“../tipitaka/kn/j/index_en.html” title=“Browse through the Jataka”>Jataka</a>

<a href=“../tipitaka/kn/snp/index_en.html” title=“Browse through the Sutta Nipata”>Sutta Nipata</a>

<a href=“../tipitaka/kn/thag/index_en.html” title=“Browse through the Theragatha”>Theragatha</a>

<a href=“../tipitaka/kn/thig/index_en.html” title=“Browse through the Therigatha”>Therigatha</a>

<a href=“../tipitaka/kn/miln/index_en.html” title=“Browse through the Milindapanha”>Milindapañha</a>


</dl> </dd> <!– the following is a patented Kludge-O-Matic embedded style, to compensate for the double-closing <dl>s. Ugh. –> <dd style='margin-top:-50px'><a href=“../tipitaka/abhi/index_en.html” title=“Read about the Abhidhamma Pitaka”>Abhidhamma Pitaka</a>

Featured authors:

<a href=“authors/bodhi/index_en.html” title=“Browse through Bhikkhu Bodhi's writings”>Bhikkhu Bodhi</a> (1944- )

<a href=“authors/nyanaponika/index_en.html” title=“Browse through Nyanaponika Thera's writings”>Nyanaponika Thera</a> (1901-1994)

<a href=“authors/thanissaro/index_en.html” title=“Browse through Thanissaro Bhikkhu's writings”>Thanissaro Bhikkhu</a> (1949- )

<a href=“authors/khema/index_en.html” title=“Browse through Ayya Khema's writings”>Ayya Khema</a> (1923-1997)

<a href=“authors/index_en.html”>More…</a>

Masters from the Thai forest traditions:

<a href=“thai/chah/index_en.html” title=“Browse through the Ajaan Chah collection”>Chah, Ajaan</a> (1918-1992)

<a href=“thai/fuang/index_en.html” title=“Browse through the Ajaan Fuang collection”>Fuang, Ajaan</a> (1915-1986)

<a href=“thai/kee/index_en.html” title=“Browse through the Kee Nanayon collection”>Kee Nanayon, Upasika</a> (1901-1979)

<a href=“thai/lee/index_en.html” title=“Browse through the Ajaan Lee collection”>Lee, Ajaan</a> (1907-1961)

<a href=“thai/boowa/index_en.html” title=“Browse through the Ajaan Maha Boowa collection”>Maha Boowa, Ajaan</a> (1913-2011)

<a href=“thai/mun/index_en.html” title=“Browse through the Ajaan Mun collection”>Mun, Ajaan</a> (1870-1949)

<a href=“thai/suwat/index_en.html” title=“Browse through the Ajaan Suwat collection”>Suwat, Ajaan</a> (1919-2002)

<a href=“thai/thate/index_en.html” title=“Browse through the Ajaan Thate collection”>Thate, Ajaan</a> (1902-1994)

<a href=“thai/index_en.html”>More…</a>


<a href=“study/index_en.html” title=“Explore the Study Guides”>Study Guides</a>

<a href=“pali_en.html” title=“Things to help you learn Pali”>Pali Language Study Aids</a>

<a href=“../ptf/index_en.html” title=“Explore the Path to Freedom”>The Path to Freedom: A Self-guided Tour of the Buddha's Teachings</a></dd>

<dt>Titles from the Buddhist Publication Society</dt>


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