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Pali is the language of the most complete collection of early Buddhist texts, the Pali canon or Tipitaka (‘three baskets’), which constitutes ‘the word of the Buddha’ as handed down by the tradition of Theravada Buddhism for over 2000 years.

Since 1881 the Pali Text Society has promoted the study of Pali texts by publishing editions, translations and other works related to the study of Pali literature.

On this site you can purchase PTS publications, download many PTS publications for free, and find other material and links related to the study of Pali texts. You can also support the Society by becoming a member, giving you a 20% discount on all purchases.

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Publications

The society regularly publishes a journal, translations and original Pali language texts in book format, all available from our shop
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Pali Studies

We keep track of current works in translation to avoid duplication. Grants and bursaries are available for scholarly research in the field
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Members may attend the Annual General Meeting, and purchase any of the Society’s publications at a discount of 20%.
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Recent Publications

This volume combines the Pali text of Saddhammakitti's Ekakkharakosa and its commentary with a 50-page introduction that explains and discusses View
£45.50
Sub-commentary (ṭīkā) on the Dīgha-nikāya Set of 3 volumes: Vol. I-III (1970) ed. ed. Lily de Silva
£29.00£96.75
Sub-commentary (ṭīkā) on the Dīgha-nikāya Set of 3 volumes: Vol. I-III (1970) ed. ed. Lily de Silva
£96.75
Sub-commentary (ṭīkā) on the Dīgha-nikāya 3 volumes: Vol. III (1970) ed. ed. Lily de Silva
£29.00
Sub-commentary (ṭīkā) on the Dīgha-nikāya 3 volumes: Vol. II (1970) ed. ed. Lily de Silva
£35.50
Sub-commentary (ṭīkā) on the Dīgha-nikāya 3 volumes: Vol. I (1970) ed. ed. Lily de Silva
£43.00
Computer-generated index to the Dīgha-nikāya M. Yamazaki, Y. Ousaka, K.R. Norman and M. Cone, 1997
£19.00
The third volume of the Abhidhamma-piṭaka gives a detailed and systematic analysis of the elements of physical phenomena. ed. E.R. View
£28.50
The fullest Pali-English dictionary covering a-kāreti. The dictionary has been discontinued after III.8. Begun by V. Trenckner; revised, continued and View
£13.75
Commentary on the Yamaka attributed to Buddhaghosa. (5th century C.E.) ed. C.A.F. Rhys Davids Published in The Journal of the Pali View

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