Philosophies and religions the world over have key texts outlining their founders’ beliefs and aims. What are Buddhism’s key texts?

Some mentioned here:

Majjhima Nikāya trans. by Ñāṇamoli and Bodhi
Dīgha Nikāya trans. by Walshe
Aṅguttara Nikāya trans. by Bodhi
Saṃyutta Nikāya trans. by Bodhi
Dhammapada trans. by Fronsdal
Sutta-Nipāta trans. by Saddhatissa
Questions of King Milinda trans. by Max Muller and Rhys Davids
Udāna and Itivuttaka trans. by Ireland
Therigatha trans. by Hallisey
Paṭisambhidāmagga trans. by Ñāṇamoli
Buddhavaṃsa and Cariyāpiṭaka trans. by Horner

A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma trans. by Bodhi

Short Bibliography:

Theravāda Buddhism, 2nd Ed., by Richard Gombrich
Foundations of Buddhism by Rupert Gethin
Handbook of Pāli Literature by Oskar von Hinuber

 

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.