Pali Canon

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Pali Canon

Postby FairyFeller » Sun May 26, 2013 9:29 pm

There are lots of sites with free downloads of Buddhist texts and books but can anybody recommend any good ebook versions of the Pali Canon in English? I've got Kindles that I use for reading at work or out and about and it would be nice to have something meaningful on the to read rather than some of the novels I've got on the go at the moment.

I like the look of the Maurice Walshe ( http://www.amazon.com/Long-Discourses-B ... 0861711033 ) translations but to buy the hard copy books would cost me about £150 and if I don't get on with them it's a lt of money to waste on four books I'll never read.

I was hoping that somebody more experienced than myself may have already found the ones that are useful and can help me?
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Re: Pali Canon

Postby mikenz66 » Mon May 27, 2013 1:06 am

In the Buddha's words, by Bhikkhu Bodhi is available for kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/Buddhas-Words-Ant ... 0861714911
See also his talks based on the book: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2392

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Re: Pali Canon

Postby BlackBird » Mon May 27, 2013 1:11 am

www.accesstoinsight.org

Ven Thanissaro has many suttas from the pali canon available online.
"And so, because this Teaching is so different from what Westerners are accustomed to, they will try to adapt the Teaching to their own framework. What they need to learn to do is not to adapt the Teaching to their own point of view but to adapt their own point of view to the Teaching. This is called saddhá, or faith, and it means giving oneself to the Teaching even if the Teaching is contrary to one’s own preconceived notions of the way things are."- Ven Bodhesako

Nanavira Thera's teachings - An existential approach to the Dhamma | Ven. Bodhesako's essay on anicca
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