Does anyone know of a place on the Internet, where one can find the entire Pali Canon written in Pali ? I did a basic search but could not find any such resource. Also, where can one buy a hard-copy of the entire Pali Canon(written in Pali) ? It would be helpful even if someone can point me to hard-copies of at least the Sutta-Pitaka in Pali ?


You can get a hard copy text of the Pali Text Society edition from:

The Pali Text Society: http://palitext.com (they also have sets of the translations) Become a member and receive a nice discount.

You can find an on-line version of the BJT text at: Metta Net Lanka: http://www.metta.lk/tipitaka/index.html

You can get a searchable CD from the Vipassana Research Institute: http://www.vridhamma.org/Chattha-Sangayana-CD-ROM-Update

Access to insight http://accesstoinsight.org has the pali text linked to the suttas they have posted. This is the BJT text and I believe has the entire Pali, not just the ATI-linked suttas.

I have a different version, linked to the suttas I have posted. It is based on the BJT version, proofed against the PTS version. Incomplete, but formatted in a way that is very readable. Working towards completion. Not likly for a good time yet. http://obo.genaud.net see the What's New Page for new listings, the Sutta Index for what is now available.

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Also check out suttacentral.net, really good sources in Pali, Chinese, Sanskrit, Tibetan and various different language translations..

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    Sutta Central is a marvellous resource which enables one to find the Chinese and other language counterparts to Pāli texts and vice versa. Mainly Chinese, Sanskrit and Gāndhārī, with a very few Tibetan texts that have counterparts in Pāḷi. Chinese texts come with a look-up function to help identify words - and it is a definite improvement on Google translator :-) – Jayarava Aug 16 '15 at 18:50

The Göttingen Register of Electronic Texts in Indian Languages (GRETIL) has a section about Pāli, providing the Pāli Canon in the text format. Apart from the Canon it also includes paracanonical texts, chronicles, commentaries (Visuddhimagga), etc.

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