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Dhammapada or way of Righteousness, is the name of one of the canonical books of the Buddhist sacred scriptures. It is written in the Pali language. It consists of 423 stanzas. These are reputed to be the very words of Buddha. The Dhammapada commentary (in Pali Dhammapad-Attha-katha) is ascribed to Buddhaghosa, the greatest of all the Buddhist scholastics. This ascription is without due warrant, as appears from translator's introduction. The commentary purports to tell us "where, when, why, for what purpose, with reference to what situation, with reference to what person or persons," Buddha uttered each one of these stanzas. In so doing, the author of the commentary narrates 299 legends or stories. These stories are the preponderating element of the commentary, and it are these which are here translated.

Translated from the original Pāli text of the Dhammapada Commentary by Eugene Watson Burlingame, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; sometime Harrison Fellow for Research, University of Pennsylvania, and Johnston Scholar in Sanskrit, Johns Hopkins University; Lecturer on Pāli (1917-1918) in Yale University.

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Highly Recommended! A well-compiled digital library containing hundreds of well-written Buddhist essays and electronic books about the Buddha's Teaching in English and Vietnamese.

Pāli texts translated to English – Nettippakaraṇa, Paṭisambhidāmagga.

Online book. A definitive guide to the Burmese 6th Buddhist Council edition of the Pali Scriptures written by U Ko Lay.

Acarya Godwin Samararatne was one of the best known lay meditation teachers in Sri Lanka in recent times, based at his meditation Centre at Nilambe in the central hill country near Kandy.

See also: http://www.dharmaavenue.net/e-drops/twws-15-godwin-samararatne#image-1

http://www.budsas.org/ebud/godwin/gw_idx.htm

Ajahn Jamnian Seelasettho (also spelled as Ajahn Jumnien, Ajahn Jumnian, Ajahn Jamnean, or Ajahn Jumnean) is a remarkable Buddhist monk in the Theravada tradition and is highly revered throughout Thailand for his Vipassana (Insight Meditation Practice) teachings and his metta (radiant loving kindness).

Venerable Kaṭukurunde Ñāṇananda, was born in 1940 to a family of Buddhist parents in Galle, Sri Lanka. He received his school education at Mahinda College, Galle, where he imbibed the true Buddhist values. In 1962 he graduated from the University of Peradeniya and served as an Assistant Lecturer in Pali at the same University for a brief period. He renounced his post in 1967 to enter the Order of Buddhist monks at Island Hermitage, Dodanduwa.

Already during the first phase of his life as a monk at Island Hermitage, Ven. Ñāṇananda had written four books which were published by the Buddhist Publication Society in Kandy under the titles.

  1. Concept and Reality in Early Buddhist Thought
  2. Saṁyutta Nikāya – An Anthology (Part II)
  3. Ideal Solitude
  4. The Magic of the Mind

Then in 1972 he left Island Hermitage for Meetirigala Nissarana Vanaya, where he came under the tutelage of the late Ven. Mātara Srī Ñāṇārāma Mahāthera, a veteran teacher of Insight Meditation.

Some of the books and Dhamma talks are available at:
 
http://www.beyondthenet.net/calm/clm_main1.asp
http://www.beyondthenet.net/calm/clm_main2.htm
The audio files of Nibbana sermons are available at:
http://www.beyondthenet.net/AUDIO/Bhikkhu_K_Nanananda/Bhikkhu_K_Nanananda_Nibbana.htm
http://audio.nibbanam.com/
Yangon

Sayadaw U Tejaniya began his Buddhist training as a young teenager in Burma under the late Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw (1913-2002). After a career in business and life as a householder, he has become a permanent monk since 1996. He teaches meditation at Shwe Oo Min Dhammasukha Tawya in Yangon, Myanmar.

Dedicated to the life and works of Anagarika Dhammapala, the Sri Lankan missionary who was responsible for restoring Buddha Gaya and highlighting Buddhism in the west.

 The Venerable Amatha Gavesi was born in Walana, Panadura in Sri Lanka on 19 December 1918 with a mission to preserve and prolong the Buddha Sasana by reviving the essence of the teachings of the Buddha in a practical manner through guided meditation, to develop calmness and insight (Samatha-Vipassana) step-by-step, leading to the Ariya Path or the Noble way of life.

See also: http://www.basicbuddhism.org/dharma-talks-download/
http://www.reocities.com/venamathagavesi/talks.htm