Translating Classical Buddhism to Modern English

What’s New

10-Feb-2024
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SĀ 1.50 Lack of Knowledge (2)
SĀ 1.51 The River Torrent
SĀ 1.52 Jeta’s Grove
4-Feb-2024
Added SĀ 1.48 Bubbles and Foam
1-Feb-2024
Added SĀ 2.221 Nanda Teaches the Nuns
22-Jan-2024
Added SĀ 1.47 A Clod of Dirt
18-Jan-2024
Added SĀ 1.53 The Concept of Impermanence
9-Jan-2024
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SĀ 1.46 Should Be Taught
SĀ 1.49 Lack of Knowledge
8-Jan-2024
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SĀ 1.43 Cessation
SĀ 1.44 Pūrṇa
SĀ 1.45 Chandaka
30-Dec-2023
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SĀ 1.37 Śroṇa (2)
SĀ 1.38 Śroṇa (3)
SĀ 1.39 Ignorance
SĀ 1.40 Ignorance (2)
SĀ 1.41 Ignorance (3)
27-Dec-2023
SĀ 1.31 Well Versed
SĀ 1.32 The Well Taught Dharma
SĀ 1.33 Going from One Principle to the Next
SĀ 1.34 Nirvāṇa
SĀ 1.35 Samṛddhi’s Question
SĀ 1.36 Śroṇa
21-Dec-2023
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SĀ 1.30 Rāhula’s Question (2)
20-Dec-2023
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SĀ 1.25 Tying Bonds
SĀ 1.26 What Affects
SĀ 1.27 Shaken
SĀ 1.28 Kappa’s Question
SĀ 1.29 Rāhula’s Question
19-Dec-2023
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SĀ 1.23 Not Mine
SĀ 1.24 Not Another’s
31-Aug-2023
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EĀ 16.1 Nanda
30-Aug-2023
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EĀ 15.1 Two Kinds of Views
EĀ 15.2 Two Kinds of Views (2)
EĀ 15.3 Two Kinds of Gifts
EĀ 15.4 Two Kinds of Work
EĀ 15.5 Two Kinds of Favors
EĀ 15.6 Two Signs of a Fool
EĀ 15.7 Honoring the Tathāgata
EĀ 15.8 Honoring the Dharma
EĀ 15.9 Honoring the Tathāgata’s Shrine
EĀ 15.10 Right View
31-Jul-2023
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EĀ 14.5 Wrong Sex
EĀ 14.6 No Wrong Sex
EĀ 14.7 False Speech
EĀ 14.8 Not Speaking Falsely
EĀ 14.9 Drinking Alcohol
EĀ 14.10 Not Drinking Alcohol
27-Jul-2023
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EĀ 14.1 Killing Beings
EĀ 14.2 Not Killing Beings
EĀ 14.3 Stealing
EĀ 14.4 Generosity
25-Jul-2023
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EĀ 13.5 Nakula
EĀ 13.6 Good Deeds
EĀ 13.7 Śakra the Lord of Gods
23-Jul-2023
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EĀ 13.3 Nāḷijaṅgha
EĀ 13.4 Nakula
12-Jul-2023
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EĀ 12.10 Śrīla
EĀ 13.1 Surādha
EĀ 13.2 Enjoyment of Desires
30-Jun-2023
Revised MĀ 1 The Good Dharma
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EĀ 12.6 Senior Years
EĀ 12.7 Devadatta
EĀ 12.8 Devadatta (2)
EĀ 12.9 Skin
29-Jun-2023
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EĀ 12.2 Spitefulness
EĀ 12.3 The Most Honored
EĀ 12.4 Watching over the Sick
EĀ 12.5 Praise and Slander
28-Jun-2023
Revised EĀ 12.1 The Abodes of Mindfulness
7-May-2023
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EĀ 11.7 Alms
EĀ 11.8 Alms (2)
EĀ 11.9 Devadatta
EĀ 11.10 Devadatta (2)
8-Apr-2023
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EĀ 11.6 Heart (2)
MĀ 57 A Teaching for the Monks
MĀ 85 The Genuine Person
2-Apr-2023
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EĀ 10.8 Māra the Wicked One
EĀ 10.9 Bad Destinies
EĀ 10.10 One Person
EĀ 11.1 Non-Returning (1)
EĀ 11.2 Non-Returning (2)
EĀ 11.3 Non-Returning (3)
EĀ 11.4 Non-Returning (4)
EĀ 11.5 Heart
27-Mar-2023
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EĀ 10.6 The Stingy and the Tireless
EĀ 10.7 Merits of Generosity
23-Mar-2023
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EĀ 10.3 Recollecting Generosity
EĀ 10.4 Generosity
EĀ 10.5 Generosity (2)
20-Mar-2023
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EĀ 9.9 Notions of Desire
EĀ 9.10 Notions of Desire (2)
EĀ 10.1 No Pride
EĀ 10.2 No Pride (2)
3-Mar-2023
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EĀ 9.6 Birth in Heaven
EĀ 9.7 A Man’s Perception
EĀ 9.8 A Woman’s Perception
15-Feb-2023
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EĀ 8.6 Factors of the Path
EĀ 8.7 Disappearance
EĀ 8.8 Belief
EĀ 8.9 Flourishing
EĀ 8.10 Unmatched
EĀ 9.1 The Laywoman
EĀ 9.2 The Laywoman (2)
EĀ 9.3 The Mind
EĀ 9.4 The Mind (2)
EĀ 9.5 Downfall
7-Feb-2023
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EĀ 8.1 Asura
EĀ 8.2 Beneficial
EĀ 8.3 The Single-File Path
EĀ 8.4 The Light
EĀ 8.5 The Darkness
6-Feb-2023
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EĀ 3.7 Peace
EĀ 3.8 Breathing
EĀ 3.9 The Body
EĀ 3.10 Death
1-Feb-2023
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EĀ 3.5 Generosity
EĀ 3.6 The Gods
31-Jan-2023
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EĀ 3.3 The Saṅgha
EĀ 3.4 The Precepts
30-Jan-2023
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EĀ 3.1 The Buddha
EĀ 3.2 The Dharma
15-Jan-2023
Added MĀ 153 Sugandika
7-Jan-2023
Added EĀ 1.1 Introduction
28-Nov-2022
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MĀ 56 Meghiya
MĀ 58 The Seven Treasures
MĀ 84 Thornless
MĀ 127 Fields of Merit
30-Jul-2022
Added DĀ 19 The Great Congregation
The initial release of the Long Discourses is complete!
3-Jul-2022
Added DĀ 30, Chapter 12: The Origins of the World
1-Jul-2022
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DĀ 30, Chapter 8: The Trāyastriṃśa Gods
DĀ 30, Chapter 9: Three Catastrophes
DĀ 30, Chapter 10: War
DĀ 30, Chapter 11: Three Medium Eons
31-May-2022
Translations added:
DĀ 30, Chapter 1: The Continent of Jambudvīpa
DĀ 30, Chapter 2: Uttarakuru
DĀ 30, Chapter 3: Noble Wheel-Turning Kings
DĀ 30, Chapter 4: The Hells
DĀ 30, Chapter 5: Nāgas and Garuḍas
DĀ 30, Chapter 6: The Asuras
DĀ 30, Chapter 7: The Four God Kings
9-May-2022
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DĀ 2 The Final Journey
MĀ 15 Intention
MĀ 55 Nirvāṇa
SĀ 3.1 (283) Planting a Tree
SĀ 3.2 (284) A Great Tree
17-Apr-2022
Added DĀ 1 The Great Legend
25-Mar-2022
Added MĀ 210 The Nun Dharmadinnā
2-Feb-2022
Added DĀ 23 Kūṭatāṇḍya
31-Jan-2022
Added DĀ 10 Going Up to Ten
2-Nov-2021
Added DĀ 7 Padāśva
19-Oct-2021
Added DĀ 17 Purification
7-Oct-2021
Added DĀ 15 Anomiya
Web design changes: Switched to Google Fonts (Merriweather, Noto Serif, and Noto Sans), softened the yellow background, and changed link styling.
3-Sep-2021
Added DĀ 14 Questions Asked by Śakra the Lord of Gods
2-Sep-2021
Added MĀ 176 Dhyāna Practitioners
1-Sep-2021
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DĀ 3 Govinda
MĀ 83 A Senior Elder’s Drowsiness
MĀ 101 Progressive Mental States
14-Aug-2021
Added Dvs 1.3 Like Cattle Led to Their Slaughter
10-Aug-2021
Added DĀ 28 [Poṭṭhapāda]
9-Aug-2021
Added DĀ 26 Knowledge of the Three Vedas
8-Aug-2021
Added DĀ 20 Ambāṣṭha
23-Jul-2021
Added DĀ 18 Personal Gladness
2-Jul-2021
Added DĀ 9 The Gathered Saṅgha
28-Jun-2021
Added DĀ 6 The Noble Wheel-Turning King’s Cultivation
1-Jun-2021
Added DĀ 5 Smaller Teaching on Origination
21-May-2021
Added DĀ 25 The Naked Wanderer
17-May-2021
Added DĀ 16 Sujata
29-Apr-2021
Added DĀ 8 Sandhāna
25-Apr-2021
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DĀ 13 The Great Method of Conditionality
SĀ 2.129 The End of the World
SĀ 2.130 Having a Teacher and a Disciple
13-Apr-2021
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SĀ 2.1 Impermanent
SĀ 2.2 Painful
SĀ 2.3 Empty
SĀ 2.4 Not Self
SĀ 2.5 Correctly Contemplated
SĀ 2.6 Not Knowing
SĀ 2.7 Not Knowing (2)
SĀ 2.8 Not Knowing (3)
SĀ 2.123 Samṛddhi
SĀ 2.124 Samṛddhi (2)
SĀ 2.125 Samṛddhi (3)
SĀ 2.126 Samṛddhi (4)
SĀ 2.127 Samṛddhi (5)
SĀ 2.128 The World
7-Apr-2021
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SĀ 1.153 Five Turns
SĀ 1.159 Faithful
SĀ 1.160 Faithful (2)
SĀ 1.161 Ānanda
SĀ 1.163 What’s Destroyed
2-Apr-2021
Added DĀ 4 Janavṛṣabha
27-Mar-2021
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DĀ 24 Dhruva
SĀ 1.19 Enjoyment
SĀ 1.20 Enjoyment (2)
SĀ 1.21 Tendencies
SĀ 1.22 Proliferation
8-Mar-2021
Added MĀ 8 Seven Suns
28-Feb-2021
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DĀ 11 Increasing One by One
DĀ 12 Three Categories
DĀ 22 Śroṇatāṇḍya
23-Feb-2021
Added Dvs 1.2 King Prasenajit’s Queen
21-Feb-2021
Added Dvs 1.1 Śakra Attains Stream Entry
11-Feb-2021
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SĀ 25.57 Crossing the Flood
SĀ2 180 Crossing the Flood
1-Feb-2021
Added DĀ 21 Brahmā’s Shaking
14-Dec-2020
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EĀ 24.6 The Three Sabbath Days
T781 The Ten Powers
T802 Confidence in the Knowledge Powers
9-Dec-2020
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SĀ 1.143 Impermanent
SĀ 1.172 Yamaka
SĀ 4.55 A Handful of Leaves
SĀ 19.15 The Sabbath Days
SĀ2 46 The Eighth Day
T780 The Ten Powers
6-December-2020
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SĀ 1.18 Cause and Condition (2)
SĀ 1.138 Pūraṇa
SĀ 1.158 Past, Future, and Present Aggregates
SĀ 6.5 Poison Arrows
15-Nov-2020
Added MĀ 146 Parable of the Elephant’s Footprint
11-Nov-2020
Added T757 Hair-Raising Joy
9-Nov-2020
Added EĀ 31.8 The Bodhisattva’s Austerities
1-Nov-2020
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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
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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
Added SĀ 1.42 Direct Realization
30-Sep-2020
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MĀ 200 Ariṣṭa
SĀ 35.1 The Six Abodes of Views
28-Sep-2020
Added EĀ 50.8 The Snake Parable
27-Sep-2020
Added EĀ 43.5 The Parable of the Raft
24-Sep-2020
Added EĀ 24.5 Miraculous Transformations
21-Sep-2020
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SĀ 1.16 Teaching Liberation
SĀ 1.17 Cause and Condition
20-Sep-2020
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Itvṛ 83 The Search
19-Sep-2020
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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
Added EĀ 19.1 Brahmā’s Request
31-Aug-2020
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T112 The Eightfold Right Path
T101, Sūtra 15
29-Aug-2020
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SĀ 1.148 Sixteen Monks
SĀ 1.149 Self
T110 The Three Turnings of the Dharma Wheel
28-Aug-2020
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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
Added T109 Turning the Dharma Wheel Sutra
26-Aug-2020
Added MĀ 204 Raṃbhaka
5-Aug-2020
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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
Added MĀ 17 Gāminī
24-Jul-2020
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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 MĀ 16 The Kālāmas
30-Jun-2020
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MĀ 9 Seven Chariots
MĀ 10 Ending the Contaminants
MĀ 82 Crickets
MĀ 186 Inquiry
31-May-2020
Added MĀ 81 Mindfulness of Body
7-May-2020
Added MĀ 80 The Rough Cloth
25-Apr-2020
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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
Added MĀ 79 The Greater Gods
8-Apr-2020
Added MĀ 78 Brahmā’s Invitation to the Buddha
30-Mar-2020
Added MĀ 77 The Three Clansmen of Sāketa
7-Mar-2020
Added MĀ 76 [Ugracelā]
4-Mar-2020
Added MĀ 75 The Pure Way to the Imperturbable
29-Feb-2020
Added MĀ 74 Eight Thoughts
24-Feb-2020
Added MĀ 73 The Gods
19-Feb-2020
Added MĀ 72 The Legend of King Dīrghāyu
10-Nov-2019
Added SĀ 13.24-30
5-Nov-2019
Added SĀ 13.15-23
1-Nov-2019
Added SĀ 13.8-10
27-Oct-2019
Added SĀ 1.5-10
23-Oct-2019
Added SĀ 1.1-4
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.