This course is designed to help you to learn the basics of Pali grammar and vocabulary through direct study of selections from the Buddhas discourses. It thus aims to enable you to read the Buddhas discourses in the original as quickly as possible. The textbook for the course is A New Course in Reading Pali: Entering the Word of the Buddha by James Gair and W.S. Karunatillake (1998, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, Delhi, India. ISBN 81-208-1440-1). The Pali grammatical tables were designed by Bhikkhu Nyanatusita.