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Desktop software for reading Pali Tipitaka.

The Pali Text Reader software is a reader for Pali texts. It provides in depth search (both throughout the tipitaka or single files), a dictionary and an (machine based) automatic Pali - English translator. The Pali Text Reader comes along with a library, containg all Tipitaka books compressed in a zip archive. Thus, you can read, search and study the Buddhist Canon wherever you are - it comes in two flavors: an online edition (3MB) and an extended edition with all resources (Tipitaka) which is approximately 70MB in size.

- based on Dhammapada, with sound files (from Buddhist Digital Library and Museum, Taiwan).

Comprehensive resources: historical developments, manuscripts, calligraphy, classical languages and texts.

This glossary covers many of the Pali words and technical terms that you may come across in the books and on the Internet.

Study of the meanings of Pali words by Michael Olds.

Examples of texts in indigenous scripts, materials on indeclinable particles and Pali grammatical terms.

Revised editions of three, free Pali textbooks, for download as PDFs!
-  Narada’s Textbook     
-  De Silva’s Textbook    
-  Duroiselle’s Textbook


Book by Samanera Bodhesako dedicated to the history and role of Pali suttas.

The Pāli words are spoken by Ven. Mettavihari.

PDF file of book by Charles Duroiselle.