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MN 1 The Root of All things
The suttas of the Pali Canon are teeming with wisdom, and yet it can be difficult to muster up the motivation to actually read them. The canon came out of an oral tradition, and now a new project is seeking to restore the suttas to their original medium. The website Paliaudio. The ambitious project started under the guidance of Rupert Gethin, a professor of Buddhist studies at the University of Bristol, in the UK. Gethin talked with Tricycle about how oral traditions helped shape ancient India, what we can rediscover about the suttas by listening to them, and why the current primacy of the written word might be limiting the way we learn. What inspired you to undertake this project? Part of what intrigued me about the project of making these audio files is, of course, that the suttas were composed and transmitted orally for several centuries. Dave Gilbert, the founder of Paliaudio. There are quite a lot of translations out there, but not a lot of audio ones. We used the early Buddhist texts from the Pali canon but even the Agama —the Chinese versions that have survived—are basically the same.
Listening to recordings of the suttas can put us back in touch with this tradition. Repetitions that are seem unnecessary in print come to life when read aloud. These are resources for free audio book recordings of the suttas. If you know of more, post them in the comments below. The publishing house for Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monasteries, Mahamegha, has several audio books from the Khuddakanikaya, including The Dhammapada, Therigatha, Vimanavatthu, and Petavattuh. Links to free editions can be found on the main monastery website. Although there is no new content being added to the site, the recording quality is very high. Readings from the Dhammapada by Gil Fronsdal has recordings of Gil Fronsdal reading his entire translation of the Dhammapada.
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