IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT ALL STUFF I UPLOADED HERE ARE ONLY FREE SOFTWARE MADE BY MY FRIENDS, OR FREELY DISTRIBUTION EBOOKS, AND OTHERS FREELY DISTRIBUTION STUFF. MOST OF THEM ARE SOFTWARE AND EBOOKS FOR THERAVADA BUDDHISM STUDY.
A. Free Software:
Download the Tipitaka Bilangual (Pāli-English)
This is a Pali – English Dictionary from Tong Phuoc Khai.
- Pali Dictionary (about 9MB)
- Dictionary database in MS access (about 7MB):
OR you can download them from Sourceforge
Another free software (open source) for studying Pali and Theravada Buddhism is the Pali Text Reader.
The Pali Text Reader software is a reading and studying tool for Buddhist Pali texts. It will provide an in-depth search, an expandable dictionary with already more than 20,000 entries and an automatic translation mechanism. The Pali Text Reader contains a library of all Tipitaka books based on the classic and acknowledged Chatta Sangayana Edition (plus some bonus texts).
B. Free Ebooks:
Download Tipitaka Bilangual (Pāli-En) (Note for Live.com: Open the link first, then look at the top-left conner and click on Download to start download)
Bellow are some free ebooks that I like. Most of them are related to Buddhism.
- Learn Pali (Source: http://www.buddhanet.net/ebooks_s.htm )
|(402 KB) A Pali Word A Day — Mahindarama Sunday Pali School.|
|A selection of Pali words for daily reflection. This booklet aims to assist new Buddhist students who are unfamiliar with some of the Pali words often used in the study of Buddhism. As the title suggests, it encourages the learning and use of Pali words by learning one word a day. This booklet can serve both as a dictionary and a glossary of terms for your reference.|
|(1642 KB) Pali Buddhist Dictionary [4th Edition] — Ven. Nyanatiloka [Pali Studies]|
|This is an authentic dictionary of Buddhist doctrinal terms, used in the Pali Canon and its Commentaries. It provides the reader not with a mere enumeration of Pali terms and their English equivalents, but offers precise and authentic definitions and explanations of canonical and post-canonical terms and doctrines, based on the Suttas, Abhidhamma and the Commentaries.|
|(822 KB) Elementary Pali Course — Ven. Narada, Thera. [Pali Studies]|
|This Elementary Pali Course by the late Venerable Narada Thera, the renowned Buddhist scholar of the Vjirarama Vihara, Colombo, Sri Lanka, is the standard work for the study of the elementary level of Pali. Pali was the language spoken by the Buddha, and employed by him to expound his teachings. It is also the scriptural language used by the Theravada school of Buddhism.|
|(479 KB) A Grammar of the Pali Language — Chas Durioselle. [Pali Studies]|
|Most introductory Pali grammar books consist of lessons that teach the elements of the language in stages, but because of that they are also very difficult to use as a reference when you need to look up a noun’s declension, or a verb’s conjugation. Because of its practical and comprehensive coverage of the elements of the Pali language in complete chapters, this book is a very useful reference. It was not written for linguistics experts, but for students with little experience studying Pali grammar.|
Visuddhimagga – Path of Purification
The pdf version of the book VISUDDHIMAGGA — THE PATH OF PURIFICATION is now available online to download for free.
This is an important classic text. The author of this book is Venerable Bhadantacariya Buddhaghosa. This English version was translated from the Pali by Venerable Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoli.
Many thanks to the BPS editors, Mr. John Bullitt of Access to Insight, and other people for their efforts making this version available.Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu!
Please kindly download this book from:
Google Doc (Menu File-> Download original):
You can download by
VISUDDHIMAGGA — THE PATH OF PURIFICATION
A bow of gratitude to the many ATI volunteers who helped with the transcription of this important classic text! — jtb
Visuddhimagga — The Path of Purification: The Classic Manual of Buddhist Doctrine and Meditation, translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoli. ”The Visuddhimagga is the ‘great treatise’ of Theravada Buddhism, an encyclopedic manual of Buddhist doctrine and meditation written in the fifth century by the great Buddhist commentator, Bhadantacariya Buddhaghosa. The author’s intention in composing this book is to organize the various teachings of the Buddha, found throughout the Pali Canon, into a clear and comprehensive path leading to the final Buddhist goal, Nibbana, the state of complete purification. In the course of his treatise Buddhaghosa gives full and detailed instructions on the forty subjects of meditation aimed at concentration, an elaborate account of the Buddhist Abhidhamma philosophy, and detailed descriptions of the stages of insight culminating in final liberation” [summary from the back cover of the BPS edition]. [Not available in HTML]
Ebooks from Pa-Auk.org
1- The working of Kamma by The Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw
2- Knowing and Seeing by The Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw
3- Teaching and training
If you know any other good materials for studying Theravada Buddhism, please let me know by leaving a comment here or sending me an email at: info at cuongdang.info. I will add them here.
Added on Aug 21, 2010
Here are some of Stardict Dictionaries that I am using:
1- Startdict-Buddhism-3dics.zip contents 3 dictionaries: CKJ Buddhism Dictionary, Pali-English English-Pali Dictionary, Buddhist Dictionary by Nyanaponika:
2- Here are some useful dictionaries for Vietnamese (En-Vn, Vn-En, Fr-Vn, Vn-Fr, Vn-Vn, Rus-Vn) 6 dictionaries
Added on Aug 22, 2010
PS: Bonus my Skydrive address: http://download.cuongdang.info