The Path of Purity

Translation of Visuddhimagga

Tr. Pe Maung Tin, 3 volumes, 1923, 1929, 1931, reprinted as one volume 1975


One of the most influential Pāli texts, this compendium of Buddhist doctrine and metaphysics is the most important book written by Buddhaghosa.
It provides a systematic exposition of Buddhist teaching and is also a detailed manual for meditation. (5th century C.E.)

ed. Mrs C.A.F. Rhys Davids,

2 volumes, 1920, 1921, reprinted as one vol 1975

Translation: The Path of Purity.

Non-Canonical Texts & their Translations

Pāli Title   English Translation   Abhidhammatthasaṅgaha and Abhidhammatthavibhāvinī-ṭīkā Summary of the Topics of Abhidhamma and Exposition of the Topics of Abhidhamma; Compendium of Philosophy Bhesajjamañjūsā The Casket of Medicine Cūlavaṃsa Cūlavaṃsa (translation) Bhesajjamañjūsā The Casket of Medicine Dasabodhisattuppattikathā The Birth Stories of the Ten Bodhisattas (translation published together with the text) Dīpavaṃsa Dīpavaṃsa (translation …