Dharma Pearls

Translating Classical Buddhism to Modern English

What’s New

15-Nov-2020
Added translation of MĀ 146 Parable of the Elephant’s Footprint
11-Nov-2020
Added translation of T757 Hair-Raising Joy
9-Nov-2020
Added translation of EĀ 31.8 The Bodhisattva’s Austerities
1-Nov-2020
Translations added:
SĀ 1.150 Lowly
SĀ 1.151 Seeds
SĀ 1.152 Blockage
SĀ 7.10 The Archer
SĀ 11.41 The Tathāgata and the Arhat
SĀ 11.58 Ten Powers
31-Oct-2020
Translations added:
EĀ 2.1 The Buddha
EĀ 2.2 The Teaching
EĀ 2.3 The Assembly
EĀ 2.4 Precepts
EĀ 2.5 Generosity
EĀ 2.6 Gods
EĀ 2.7 Calmness
EĀ 2.8 Breathing
EĀ 2.9 Body
EĀ 2.10 Death
EĀ 27.6 Four Kinds of Fearlessness
EĀ 46.4 Ten Powers
EĀ 50.6 Knowledge of Rebirth
5-Oct-2020
Translation of SĀ 1.42 Direct Realization added.
30-Sep-2020
Translations added:
MĀ 200 Ariṣṭa
SĀ 35.1 The Six Abodes of Views
28-Sep-2020
Translation of EĀ 50.8 The Snake Parable added.
27-Sep-2020
Translation of EĀ 43.5 The Parable of the Raft added.
24-Sep-2020
Translation of EĀ 24.5 Miraculous Transformations added.
21-Sep-2020
Translations added:
SĀ 1.16 Teaching Liberation
SĀ 1.17 Cause and Condition
20-Sep-2020
Translations added:
Itvṛ 83 The Search
19-Sep-2020
Translations added:
SĀ 1.11 Past
SĀ 1.12 Past (2)
SĀ 1.13 Past (3)
SĀ 1.14 Past (4)
SĀ 1.15 Teaching Disillusionment
18-Sep-2020
Translation of EĀ 19.1 Brahmā’s Request added.
31-Aug-2020
Translations added:
T112 The Eightfold Right Path
T101, Sūtra 15
29-Aug-2020
Translations added:
SĀ 1.148 Sixteen Monks
SĀ 1.149 Self
T110 The Three Turnings of the Dharma Wheel
28-Aug-2020
Translations added:
SĀ 1.145 The Aggregates Are Not Self
SĀ 1.146 The Aggregates Are Not Self (2)
SĀ 1.147 Three upright Men
T102 The Five Aggregates Are Empty
27-Aug-2020
Translation of T109 Turning the Dharma Wheel Sutra added
26-Aug-2020
Translation of MĀ 204 Raṃbhaka added
5-Aug-2020
Translations added:
DĀ 27 The Fruits of the Ascetics
EĀ 12.1 The Four Stations of Mindfulness
EĀ 19.2 Two Things
EĀ 43.7 The Fruits of the Ascetics
27-Jul-2020
MĀ 17 Gāminī
24-Jul-2020
Translations added:
MĀ 11 The Rock Salt Parable
MĀ 31 Discernment of the Noble Truths
MĀ 98 The Abodes of Mindfulness
SĀ 4.1 Turning the Dharma Wheel
SĀ 12.20 Junior Monks
SĀ 12.21 Fruitful Monks
SĀ 12.30 A Certain Monk
SĀ 12.33 Seven Fruits
SĀ 12.34 Abodes of Mindfulness
SĀ 12.37 Seven Fruits
SĀ 13.74 The Eightfold Path
SĀ 13.75 The Eightfold Path (2)
SĀ 14.3 Cultivating Mindfulness of Breathing
SĀ 14.17 Attaining Four, Seven, and Two Things
SĀ 35.7 The Cause of Attachment and Sorrow
SĀ 35.40 Wrong View Regarding Actions
SĀ 35.43 Wrong View Regarding Personal Ability
SĀ 35.46 Wrong View Regarding the Afterlife
SĀ 35.49 Wrong View Regarding Affliction
SĀ 35.52 Wrong View Regarding Purity
SĀ 35.55 Wrong View Regarding the Lack of Knowing and Seeing
SĀ 35.58 Wrong View Regarding Knowing and Seeing
SĀ 35.61 Wrong View Regarding Actions
SĀ 35.64 Wrong View Regarding Actions
SĀ 35.67 Wrong View Regarding Rebirth
22-Jul-2020
Added translation of MĀ 16 The Kālāmas
30-Jun-2020
Translations added:
MĀ 9 Seven Chariots
MĀ 10 Ending the Contaminants
MĀ 82 Crickets
MĀ 186 Inquiry
31-May-2020
Translation of MĀ 81 Mindfulness of Body added.
7-May-2020
Translation of MĀ 80 The Rough Cloth added.
25-Apr-2020
Translations added:
MĀ 42 What Purpose
MA 43 Don’t Think
MĀ 44 Mindfulness
MĀ 45 Conscience and Modesty
MĀ 46 Conscience and Modesty (2)
MĀ 47 Precepts
MĀ 48 Precepts (2)
MĀ 49 Veneration
MĀ 50 Veneration (2)
MĀ 51 The Origin
22-Apr-2020
Translation of MĀ 79 The Greater Gods added.
8-Apr-2020
Translation of MĀ 78 Brahmā’s Invitation to the Buddha added.
30-Mar-2020
Translation of MĀ 77 The Three Clansmen of Sāketa added.
7-Mar-2020
Translation of MĀ 76 [Ugracelā] added.
4-Mar-2020
Translation of MĀ 75 The Pure Way to the Imperturbable added.
29-Feb-2020
Translation of MĀ 74 Eight Thoughts added.
24-Feb-2020
Translation of MĀ 73 The Gods added.
19-Feb-2020
Translation of MĀ 72 The Legend of King Dīrghāyu added.
10-Nov-2019
Translations of SĀ 13.24-30 added.
5-Nov-2019
Translations of SĀ 13.15-23 added.
1-Nov-2019
Translations of SĀ 13.8-10 added.
27-Oct-2019
Translations of SĀ 1.5-10 added.
23-Oct-2019
Translations of SĀ 1.1-4 added.
22-Oct-2019
Published table of contents for The Related Discourses based on Yinshun's reconstructed version. It includes 7 parts and 51 groups of sutras.
14-Oct-2019
Sutras 748-754 and 758-761 have been added to the Related Discourses.
11-Oct-2019
The first "official" update released. Aside from an improved web design, it includes translations of Sutra 29 of the Long Discourses and Sutras 1-7 of the Medium Discourses.
15-Sep-2019
The Dharma Pearls repo on Github goes public and is published on Github Pages. This was a broken web design. The release was simply to walk-through the Github Pages deployment process.