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Importance of learning Pāli

Please listen to S.N. Goenkaji to understand the importance of learning Pāli

Click here to read English Translation of this video

How Should I learn Pāli?

 

Way 1:

 

Join the Online Pāli Hindi ( 7 month) or Online Pāli English ( 9 month) course organized by VRI.

Every year, Pāli English course starts in the 1st week of Feb ( applications open before one month)

Every year, Pāli Hindi course starts in the 1st week of April  ( applications open before one month)

Way 2:

 

Self Study. 

Till the time you join the online Pāli course or want to do self-study, download the free resources made available by VRI and start learning the Pāli by your own 

Free Resources made available by VRI:

1.) Free Book : PALI PRIMER ( PDF Version)

Pali Primer by Lily de Silva - English

Pali Primer by Lily de Silva - Hindi

Pali Primer by Lily de Silva - Marathi

Book Description: This book is an introduction to Pāli language for beginners. It is based on the principle of teaching grammar through composition, using a gradually expanding vocabulary.

This book is intended as a companion volume to the book ‘Key to Pali Primer’ which contains exercises for translations into and from English language.

It is ideal for Vipassana meditators as well as non-meditators, interested in learning Pāli language and research scholars interested in the Buddha’s teaching.

2.) Free Book : KEY TO PALI PRIMER  ( PDF Version)

Key to Pali Primer - English

Key to Pali Primer - Hindi

Key to Pali Primer - Marathi

Book Description: This book is a second part of the book published by VRI titled as ‘Pali primer’, which gives a basic introduction to Pāli language. This book contains answers to the exercises provided in the book ‘Pali primer.’

It is ideal for Vipassana meditators as well as non-meditators, interested in learning Pāli language and research scholars interested in the Buddha’s teaching.

3.) Entire Tipiṭaka ( Web Version)

www.tipitaka.org

Entire Tipiṭaka is available in 15 scripts (Devanagari, Roman, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Cyrillic, Bengali, Gurmukhi, Khmer, Myanmar, Sinhala, Thai, Tibetan.

4.) Entire Tipiṭaka on Windows Desktop/Laptop &  iOS

( 144 Volumes, Each volume is of near about 400 pages)

https://tipitaka.org/cst4

Entire Tipiṭaka is available in 15 scripts (Devanagari, Roman, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Cyrillic, Bengali, Gurmukhi, Khmer, Myanmar, Sinhala, Thai, Tibetan)

5.) धम्मपद, धम्मवाणी संग्रह, अंगुत्तर निकाय- खंड १ ( तिक निपात: तक)  का VRI प्रमाणित हिंदी अनुवाद

https://tipitaka.org/hindi-docs

Language: Hindi

आप इन अनुवादों के साथ पाली को पढ़ सकते हैं और पाली व्याकरण की सहायता से समझ सकते हैं।

 

Paid resources made available by VRI:

  1. PALI PRIMER :  https://www.vridhamma.org/node/2739
  2. KEY TO PALI PRIMER : https://www.vridhamma.org/node/2740
  3. सरल पालि व्याकरण : https://www.vridhamma.org/node/5124https://www.vridhamma.org/node/5125 (PDF) ( in Hindi only)
  4. घर-घर में पालि : https://www.vridhamma.org/node/5032https://www.vridhamma.org/node/5034 ( PDF) ( in Hindi only)

 

with metta,

Vipassana Research Institute