Dhammanando wrote:Hi Retro,retrofuturist wrote:I understand it's actually quite a long Nikaya in terms of wordcount, does anyone know for sure?
Why, of course we do! You mean to tell us you've never bothered to count how many words there are in the four Nikayas!? What have been doing since you became a Buddhist?
Seriously though, I’ve never done a word count, but the Pali text files on my computer are of the following sizes:
Vinaya Pitaka 3.9 MB
- Digha Nikaya 1.4 MB
- Majjhima Nikaya 2.3 MB
- Samyutta Nikaya 2.5 MB
- Anguttara Nikaya 2.9 MB
- Khuddaka Nikaya 6.6 MB
Abhidhamma Pitaka 8.1 MB
If one is really interested, once can simply open the file in MS Word (or, probably, any other pro- or better-consumer- word processor), and use the "Word Count" function in the "Tools" menu.
Do you have each (or any) of the above in complete electronic form in English, Bhante?