Theravada Study September 2nd, 2011
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):
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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]
Linux March 26th, 2010
For beta release, Ubuntu.com didn’t provide down-loaders all local mirrors. So I just list the FPT VN mirror here for you guys who want to download it faster (personally, ~ more than 500KB/s) or just forgot about FPT server.
Note: This is a beta release. Do not install it on production machines. The final stable version will be released on April 29, 2010.
The desktop CD allows you to try Ubuntu without changing your computer at all, and at your option to install it permanently later. This type of CD is what most people will want to use. You will need at least 256MB of RAM to install from this CD.
There are two images available, each for a different type of computer:
PC (Intel x86) desktop CD
For almost all PCs. This includes most machines with Intel/AMD/etc type processors and almost all computers that run Microsoft Windows, as well as newer Apple Macintosh systems based on Intel processors. Choose this if you are at all unsure.
64-bit PC (AMD64) desktop CD
Choose this to take full advantage of computers based on the AMD64 or EM64T architecture (e.g., Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon, Core 2). If you have a non-64-bit processor made by AMD, or if you need full support for 32-bit code, use the Intel x86 images instead.
For other releases (Server vesion…) see: