A Study of the Pāramīs

Dasa Pāramīs : Ten Perfections The word pāramīs literally means perfections. The southern Buddhist commentaries define the Pāramīs as “noble qualities beginning with giving, accompanied by compassion and skillful means, and untainted by craving, conceit, and wrong views.” Originally, in southern Buddhists texts as explained in the Buddhavangsa, the idea of the Pāramīs was introduced

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A Course in the Pali Language

Pali is the language used to preserve the Buddhist canon of the Theravada Buddhist tradition, which is regarded as the oldest complete collection of Buddhist texts surviving in an Indian language. Pali is closely related to Sanskrit, but its grammar and structure are simpler. Traditional Theravadins regard Pali as the language spoken by the Buddha

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A Word from the Teacher

These recordings are of lessons that I gave at Bodhi Monastery between January and October 2003 (with a few added at a later date). They are all based on the book, James Gair and W.S. Karunatilleke, A New Course in Reading Pali (publisher: Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi). They contain all the imperfections of extemporaneous classes, including

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