I only have knowledge of Ñāṇamoli's translation which is not available for free. Does anyone have knowledge of an English translation available for free?


The Pali Text Society is about the best authority for English translations, and they did produce a reference text in 1977. There is not a lot of online translations, but here is a link to the digital version of the book:


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  • That is the Netti, not the Peṭakopadesa, and there is already an answer that mentions that link. Thank you for the answer anyway. – Unrul3r Oct 29 '14 at 8:56

You can try to find it at http://tipitaka.sutta.org/ , not sure about the quality of translation.

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  • I couldn't find anything there. Did you find it? If you didn't find it yourself and were uncertain that it was available, why did you answer? I know you may have had a good intention but this doesn't actually answer the question. – Unrul3r Aug 26 '14 at 11:24
  • Sorry thats the best i can find you do need to read word by word whith the built in dictionary function which cant get all the words in that particular book :( – Nanda Aung Aug 28 '14 at 10:13

This book claims to compare The Nettippakarana and Petakopadesa, compared - xiii. 6. Authorship and ... Glossary (Pali-English). 288 ... The book here translated—as it stands, it was perhaps composed ..... The only extra source available is the contents of the two books.


This is a free resource. Hope that is of interest

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  • I've already skimmed through that one. I was looking for a complete Peṭakopadesa but thank you for the notification on that specific Netti chapter. It's very enlightening about their similarities & differences. – Unrul3r Sep 9 '14 at 23:16

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