Early Buddhism resources

Textual analysis and comparative discussion on early Buddhist sects and texts.
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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Post by JiWe2 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:33 pm

XII. Mark Allon, (Out of Stock) Available Online
Style and Function: A study of the dominant stylistic features of the prose portions of Pali canonical sutta texts and their mnemonic function (1997). Paper, xiv, 394 pages. ISBN 4-906267-40-8. 3,200 yen.

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Post by DeannaDuarte » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:24 pm

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Post by Bhikkhu Cintita » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:36 pm

I would like to recommend my own introductory textbook, Buddhist Life / Buddhist Path: the foundations of Buddhist based on earliest sources.

I have taught a course on early Buddhism for many years, initially making use of Bhikkhu Bodhi's In Buddha's words, but in need in something more concise. After many revisions I am finally satisfied with the text. It follows the Buddha's gradual instruction, taking up fundamentals of ethics, Buddhist community and monasticism and refuge in the first half of the book, then the noble eightfold path in the second. It has twelve chapters, suitable for a twelve-week course. I will offer the course anew here in Austin, Texas on November 5, but audios of the classes are also available on-line.

The book is available as a pdf for download, or may be ordered for the cost of printing from Lulu.com. More information is available at: HERE.

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Post by mikenz66 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:41 pm

Thanks, Bhante, it looks like a great book.


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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Post by pulga » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:50 pm

Professor Allon has made his book Style and Function: A Study of the Dominant Stylistic Features of the Prose Portions of Pāli Canonical Sutta Texts and their Mnemonic Function available for download.

https://www.academia.edu/35642735/Style ... ction_1997

A very valuable and fascinating study.

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Post by Volo » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:59 pm

Just found this useful resource https://obo.genaud.net/backmatter/index ... ta_toc.htm, which contains all PTS translations of 4 Nikayas (some of them are not on sutta central) + PTS Pali edition (different from Burmese edition used in Sutta Central). All these is put in public domain or allowed to use for non-commercial purposes by PTS.

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