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How to start learning Pāli ?

 

Way 1:

 

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

Every year, Pāli English course starts in the 1st week of Feb (Application Form opens a month before the course begins)

Every year, Pāli Hindi course starts in the 1st week of April (Application Form opens a month before the course begins)

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 Pāli on your own 

Free Resources made available by VRI:

1) Free Book : PĀLI PRIMER (PDF Version)

Pāli Primer by Lily de Silva - English

 Pāli  Primer by Lily de Silva - Hindi

 Pāli  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 Pāli 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 teachings.

2) Free Book : KEY TO PĀLI PRIMER  (PDF Version)

Key to Pāli Primer - English

Key to Pāli Primer - Hindi

Key to Pāli Primer - Marathi

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

3) Entire Tipitaka (Web Version)

www.tipitaka.org

Language: 15 scripts (Devanagari, Roman, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Cyrillic, Bengali, Gurmukhi, Khmer, Myanmar, Sinhala, Thai, Tibetan)

4) Entire Tipitaka on Windows Desktop/Laptop &  iOS

(144 Volumes, Each volume is approximately 400 pages)

https://tipitaka.org/cst4

Language: 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 पालि को पढ़ सकते हैं और पालि व्याकरण की सहायता से समझ सकते हैं।

 

Paid resources made available by VRI:

  1. Pāli Primer : https://www.vridhamma.org/node/2739
  2. Key to Pāli 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)
  5. Kathāsallāpasikkhā:https://www.vridhamma.org/node/5118,https://www.vridhamma.org/node/5119 (PDF in English Only)

With Mettā,

Vipassana Research Institute