This book offers a complete translation of the Digha Nikaya, the long discourses of the Buddha, one of the major collections of texts in the Pali Canon, the authorized scriptures of Theravada Buddhism.
This book is in three parts:
- Division One, containing Suttas 1-13;
- Division Two, containing Suttas 14-23;
- Division Three, containing Suttas 24-34.
The Suttas are divided into verses and, in some cases, into sections as well. The verse and section numbers are based on Rhys Davids’s system. Thus, Sutta 16, verse 2.25 denotes Sutta d= 16, chapter or section 2, verse 25. For the sake of brevity this appears in the notes as DN 16.2.25 and in the index as 16.2.25.
The numbers at the top of the page, for example i 123, refer to the volume and page number of the Pali Text Society’s edition in Pali. Thus, i 123 refers to volume one, page 123 of the Dlgha Nikriya. The numbers in square brackets in the actual text also refer to these page numbers.
In this edition any passage can easily be looked up by either method.
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