Dhammanando wrote:Hi Retro,
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?retrofuturist wrote:I understand it's actually quite a long Nikaya in terms of wordcount, does anyone know for sure?
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?