Ebook Translations by Bhikkhu Sujato in Epub, Kindle, PDF

Bhante Sujato’s latest complete translation of the first four books of the Pali Canon, as well as some from the fifth book are available to read on line at SuttaCentral.net. You can also get versions to download as EPUB files from their downloads page.

ReadingFathfully.org hosts multiple versions of the same text for your convenience, including Kindle, PDF, DOCX, HTML, and TXT. However if having the absolute latest corrections in the texts is important, then it is best to use the links above to SuttaCentral.

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Sutta Pitaka e-books: epub, mobi, Kindle

The following are links to Sutta texts available for e-book platforms such as the Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader. Not all texts are available on all platforms.  If you know of Sutta e-books (.mobi or .epub) that are not listed, please share them in the comments below. Never loaded books directly onto your device? It’s easy.

Wisdom Publication Editions: Kindle, EPUB,  PDF, paid

The Wisdom of the Buddha Series is now available as a three-file download directly from the Wisdom Publications website, wisdompubs.org. By purchasing through the Wisdom website instead of Amazon, you will get an epub and pdf format as well as kindle. And the files will not have the DRM (restrictive copy protection) so you are free to use them on any device. To find them, simply do a title search.

Bhikkhu Sujato on SuttaCentral.net

These ebooks are from the translations on SuttaCentral.net

From ReadingFaithfully.org: Epub and Mobi, Free

All of the books available for download from ReadingFaithfully.org are allowed by their copyright to be used and shared freely. For specific requirements check the rights information in each book.

First Four Nikayas
Khuddhaka Nikaya
Vinaya

Anthologies

Original Texts in Pali: Epub, free

From this website, Mobi and Epub books in the Pali language. Includes proper font support.

Ancient Buddhist Texts: Mobi and Epub, free

All of the English language translations on ancient-buddhist-texts.net are currently available in Mobi and Epub format from the the Ancient Buddhist Texts Ebook Page. There are dozens of documents in the zipped download, including

  • The Great Emancipation (DN 16, Mahaparinibbana Sutta)
  • Exalted Utterances (The complete Udana)
  • The Discourse about the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness (MN. 10, Satipatthana Sutta)
  • The Discourse about Mindfulness while Breathing (MN. 118, Anapanasati Sutta)
  • The Short Readings (KN 1, the complete Khuddakapatha)
  • The Way to the Beyond (Sn V, the fifth chapter of the Sutta Nipata)

Ajahn Thanissaro, Metta Forest Monastery: Epub and Mobi, free

There is a growing collection at dhammatalks.org, including the complete Dhammapada and Udana, Itivuttaka, and Sutta Nipata, as well as the anthologies Into the Stream, Beyond Coping, and Mindful of the Body. Expect more to come in the near future. Now The Handful of Leaves Anthology is available as epubs.

Mahamevnawa—Ven. Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thera, Kindle, paid

All of the English Sutta translations by Ven. Kiribathgoda Gananananda are now available as Kindle Books from Amazon. Visit the Mahamevnawa Publications page to see all the books and all the purchase options.

Other Items

  • Venerable Pesala has an edited version of Venerable Narada’s Dhammapada translation along with summaries of the commentary stories. It can be found as an free epub  here. Click on the book icon.

Are you aware of other Mobi or Epub Sutta books available? Post them in the comments. Note: this page is exclusively for Sutta books.

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Therigatha, Verses of the Senior Nuns Free Ebook by Sujato Bhikkhu & Jessica Walton: Kinde, EPUB, PDF, DOCX, TXT, HTML

This is an ebook version of the translation of the Therīgāthā by Sujato Bhikkhu & Jessica Walton found on SuttaCentral.net. You can download an automatically created EPUB version directly from the site. The downloads here are simply reformatted for better reading and navigation; the translation has not been touched. They were created in June of 2019. If you are concerned about having the most up to date translation, you can download an EPUB directly from their download page.

EPUB & Kindle

The following files are suitable for use on e-ink devices such as the Kindle. The AZW3 format works on all modern e-ink Kindle devices and does not need to be converted to MOBI.

PDF & DOCX

A4 PDF & DOCX

The following are simple files suitable for printing (PDF) and editing (DOCX) onto A4 sized paper

A5 PDF & DOCX (half of A4)

The following is suitable for viewing on a tablet or printing as a booklet. Most PDF viewing software can print as a booklet automatically. When printed as a booklet, this only takes 25 sheets of paper, double sided.

The following is already prepared as a booklet to be printed on A4 paper double sided.

HTML & TXT

The following is a validated single HTML file with the complete contents of the book. You will need to unzip it.

The first version below contains Unicode characters (diacritics, typographic punctuation). The second version is a pure ASCII with all of those things stripped out.

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The King in the Forest: Teachings of the Buddha to King Pasenadi Kosala

All of the discourses preached to King Pasenadi Kosala, including stories from the commentaries.

There are few disciples of the Buddha whose faith journey can be so clearly seen over the course of a long relationship with the Buddha. King Pasenadi Kosala, though, is one of them. In this collection of all the sermons given by the Buddha to King Pasendi we can learn how one slowly applies the teachings of the Buddha to day to day life with reflection and dedication. This anthology also includes stories from the Dhammapada Commentary that further illuminate the life of this great disciple.

Translations are By Bhikkhu Sujato (MN, SN, AN) Ajahn Thanissaro (Ud) and E. Burlingame (DhpA)

Cotents

MN 86. With Aṅgulimāla
MN 87. Born From the Beloved
MN 88. The Imported Cloth
MN 89. Shrines to the Teaching
MN 90. At Kaṇṇakatthala
SN 3:1. Young
SN 3:2. A Man
SN 3:3. Old Age and Death
SN 3:4. Loved
SN 3:5. Self-Protected
SN 3:6. Few
SN 3:7. Judgment
SN 3:8. With Queen Mallikā
SN 3:9. Sacrifice
SN 3:10. Shackles
SN 3:11. Seven Matted-Hair Ascetics
SN 3:12. Five Kings
SN 3:13. A Bucket of Rice
SN 3:14. Battle (1st)
SN 3:15. Battle (2nd)
SN 3:16. A Daughter
SN 3:17. Diligence
SN 3:18. Good Friends
SN 3:19. Childless (1st)
SN 3:20. Childless (2nd)
SN 3:21. Persons
SN 3:22. Grandmother
SN 3:23. The World
SN 3:24. Archery
SN 3:25. The Simile of the Mountain
SN 44:1. With Khemā
AN 5:49 The King of Kosala
AN 10:30 Kosala (2nd)
Ud 6.2 Seclusion
Appendix: Dhammapada Commentary
DhpA 47: Viḍuḍabha Wreaks Vengeance on the Sakiyas
Story of the Past: Kesava, Kappa, Narada, and the King of Benāres
DhpA 51–52. The King and the King of Kings
DhpA 60. The King and the Poor Man with a Beautiful Wife
Story of the Past: The Hell Pot
Story of the Past: The King of Benāres and Queen Dinnā
Story of the Past: The woman who killed a ewe
DhpA 116. The Brahman with a Single Robe
DhpA 151. Queen Mallikā and Her Dog
DhpA 201. Defeat of the King of Kosala
DhpA 204. On Moderation in Eating
DhpA 355. Treasurer Childless
Story of the Past: The stingy treasurer

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Digha Nikaya translated by Bhikkhu Sujato—Free Epub, Kindle, PDF

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If you are going to use the ebook edition for a daily sutta reading practice, you may want to use a checklist to keep track and have a physical reminder of what you have read. You can download checklists here.

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If you are going to use the ebook edition for a daily sutta reading practice, you may want to use a checklist to keep track and have a physical reminder of what you have read. You can download checklists here.

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If you are going to use the ebook edition for a daily sutta reading practice, you may want to use a checklist to keep track and have a physical reminder of what you have read. You can download checklists here.

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If you are going to use the ebook edition for a daily sutta reading practice, you may want to use a checklist to keep track and have a physical reminder of what you have read. You can download checklists here.

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Suttas in a Font to Remember: Sans Forgetica

Usually, typography focuses on making text easy to read. But this new font makes reading just difficult enough so we have slows down to process more deeply what is being read.

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University has developed a font that their scientists claim will help with memory: Sans Forgetica. It works on the principle of “desirable difficulty.” Usually typography focuses on making text easy to read. But this font makes reading just difficult enough so the reader slows down to process more deeply what is being read. At least that’s the theory.

Here is an edition of the Dhammapada that makes use of this unusual font. Try it out and see what you think. Often when a text like the Dhammapada is so familiar to us, it is easy to move too quickly through the verses. Share your experience reading in the comments.

If you have the latest firmware on your Kindle reader, you can now load your own fonts. Just look for the /fonts/ folder and follow the instructions in the readme file. Most other e-ink readers have had this feature for some time. You can download Sans-Forgetica from the RMIT.

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Selections from In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon

Cover of Selections from In the Buddha’s Words An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon

In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon has long been the best way to begin reading the suttas. You can read a short book review here that explains why.

This e-book contains the main introduction as  well as the introduction to each of the ten chapters. While no substitute for reading the book with the actual suttas, this can give you a good idea of the book’s contents as well as Bhikkhu Bodhi’s writing style. If you would like to start exploring the suttas included in this book now, you can use this on-line guide that links to SuttaCentral.org’s translations of the same suttas.

You can buy the complete book from Wisdom Publications as a print or electronic edition.  It is also available from on-line and regular bookshops.

These selections have been made available for non-commercial distribution by Wisdom Publications.

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