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Pali texts are from the Mahāsangīti Tipiṭaka Buddhavasse 2500: World Tipiṭaka Edition in Roman Script. Edited and published by The M.L. Maniratana Bunnag Dhamma Society Fund, 2005. Based on the digital edition of the Chaṭṭha Sangāyana published by the Vipassana Research Institute, with corrections and proofreading by the Dhamma Society.

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Thannissaro Bhikkhu's English Translations

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From Access to Insight (Legacy Edition, version 2013.11.24.09).
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"The Buddhist Monastic Code I: The Patimokkha Training Rules Translated and Explained", by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Access to Insight, 14 June 2011, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/bmc/bmc1.intro.html (Offline Edition 2011.06.16.09).


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I.B.Horner/Bhikkhu Brahmali's translations of the Vinaya

I B Horner's translations of the Vinaya were originally published by the Pali Text Society then, in May 2013, the tranlations were kindly released by the Pali Text Society under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 licence (CC BY-NC 3.0). Brahmali Bhikku subsequently made supplementary translations which were digitised and published by Bhante Sujato in 2014. The current digital edition, including all revisions, corrections, additions, and modifications, is released under the same terms, which are as follows.

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Acharya Buddharakkhita's translation of the Dhammapada

Copyright 1985 Buddhist Publication Society.

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