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Buddhist Studies: resources
Peter Friedlander, March 2009. A great way to explore the Buddhist traditition
is by examining the original Pali of Buddhist texts, the English translations,
and the ways in which Pali words are translated. Three useful links which
take you to resources for this are as follows.
- Pali Canon: Online
Database: a searchable version of the original text of the Pali
canon. It allows you to search to for words in the canon in all the
16,000 or more pages in the text.
December 24, 2015: update: unfortunately there is a problem with the database currently and I have had to take it off line as it keeps producing enormous error files that are close to shutting the website down.
- AccesstoInsight a website
with an amazing collection of Pali suttas in translation, and extensive
materials from the Buddhist Publication Society in Kandy's publications.
- The Pali Text
Society' Pali English Dictionary: a remarkable resource that allows
you to search, for both Pali and English terms, and see how they are
used in Pali Buddist Texts. For instance, a search for 'hope', combined
with selecting the option to search for 'words containing' the term,
brings up the 26 occurences of this term in the dictionary.
Buddhist Studies Resources
Pali Canon: Online