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  Pali 3.20 - 4/6/2017
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 06-07-2017, 03:42 PM - Forum: Latest Updates of my Free Fonts - No Replies


  1. Replaced Romanian localised forms with a Stylistic Set. 
  2. Irony punctuation reversed question mark is a Standard Ligature substitution for ??, while Interrobang replaces ?! and inverse interrobang replaces ¿¡. 
  3. Super/subscript glyphs (×÷) and thin space were added for use with fractions. 
  4. Numerator (numr) and Denominator (dnom) features were removed as they are not needed for fractions. Superscripts (sups) and subscripts (subs) achieve the same results.
  5. Kerning pairs were added for subscripts and fractions that use them. 
  6. Character Variants were improved and are now included in the Web and WOFF versions.

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  Before Reporting Site Problems
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 06-05-2017, 05:18 PM - Forum: Site Feedback - Replies (9)

My site and this forum are hosted on free web-hosting. Sometimes there may be error messages when trying to follow links or post messages. Please be patient, and try again later. These teething problems may disappear after some time. 

If you have difficulty accessing any of the pages on www.aimwell.org for more than a few minutes, you can find a complete copy on my mirror site, which is on a different web-host. If you're a regular visitor to my site, please bookmark that page. 

If most other links are working, and pages are loading as expected, but particular links are always broken, or if they go to the wrong page, then please report the problem in a new thread in this forum. I can usually fix broken links as soon as I know about them. Some remain broken for months because no one reported them.

Also start new threads for other errors, such as typos missing images, and factual errors, etc.

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  About the Dictionary of Pali Proper Names
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 06-05-2017, 10:29 AM - Forum: Dictionary of Pali Proper Names - Replies (1)

The Dictionary of Pali Proper Names G.P. Malalasekera is a fairly comprehensive list of names of people, places, and texts in the Pali Canon including the Mahāvaṃsa, a historical chronicle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. 

It provides only a very brief synopsis of suttas, but collects a good deal of biographical information about key disciples and supporters or opponents of the Buddha in the Canon. Cross-references are provided to the Roman script edition of the Pāḷi texts. 

As my time allows I will update and add to this site of nearly 4,000 pages. It is a useful reference that serves as a gateway into learning more about the extensive literature of the Theravāda school. 

Please let me know if you come across any errors or broken links. 

However, if the errors are due to server problems at my main domain of http://www.aimwell.org, please don't report them. There is a complete copy of the DPPN available on my Mirror Site on a different server.

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  What can I request?
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 06-05-2017, 09:07 AM - Forum: Feature Requests - No Replies


  1. If a character or characters that you need for your language are not available, please tell me its name and Unicode codepoint. A link to the character on fileformat.info will probably help
  2. If an OpenType feature is missing or not working as you would like
  3. If a glyph is not well designed please provide a screen shot of how you think it should look.
  4. If a typeface is not available on my page I will consider adding free and OpenSource fonts  from Font Squirrel or similar fonts.  

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  Before Making a Bug Report
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 06-05-2017, 08:56 AM - Forum: Bug Reports - No Replies


  1. Install the latest version from my fonts page
  2. Tell me which font and which version number you are using
  3. Tell me which application you are using
  4. What is your Operating System?
  5. Describe the problem in simple steps:
  • What did you do?
  • What happened?
  • What did you expect to happen?
Provide a screen shot of the problem if possible, e.g.


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  Before Posting
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 06-05-2017, 08:48 AM - Forum: Support - No Replies

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions on my font page before starting a new thread.

If you don't know how to install fonts visit the Microsoft Help Page.

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  Books by Bhikkhu Pesala
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 06-05-2017, 08:23 AM - Forum: Books by Bhikkhu Pesala - Replies (1)


  1. An Introduction to Buddhism (32 pp) » PDF (360 K)
  2. An Introduction to Meditation (20 pp) » PDF (278 K)
  3. An Introduction to Kamma (22 pp) » PDF (386 K)
  4. An Explanation of Rebirth (26 pp) » PDF (484 K)   
  5. A Precious Human Rebirth (16 pp) » PDF (260 K)
  6. The Shortest Route to Nibbāna (16 pp) » PDF (344 K)
  7. Where Have You Come From? (16 pp) » PDF (239 K)
  8. The Way Down to Hell is Easy (22 pp) » PDF (298 K)
  9. Porisāda — The Man-eater (16 pp) » PDF (274 K)
  10. The Power of Love (24 pp) » PDF (502 K)
  11. Healing Through Mindfulness (20 pp) » PDF (350 K)
  12. The Debate of King Milinda (130 pp) » PDF (1.81 Mb)
  13. What is Nibbāna? (16 pp) » PDF (249 K)
  14. An Exposition of the Maṅgala Sutta (24 pp) » PDF (341 K)
  15. An Exposition of the Metta Sutta (22 pp) » PDF (381 K)
  16. An Exposition of the Ratana Sutta (24 pp) » PDF (340 K)
  17. An Exposition of the Salla Sutta (16 pp) » PDF (284 K)
  18. An Exposition of the Dhammacakka Sutta (24 pp) » PDF (296 K)
  19. An Exposition of the Ādittapariyāya Sutta (14 pp) » PDF (373 k)
  20. An Exposition of the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta (58 pp) » PDF (696 K)
  21. An Exposition of the Mahāparinibbāna Sutta (140 pp) » PDF (1.28 Mb)
  22. The Nature of Illusion (14 pp) » PDF (264 K)
  23. Money Makes the World Go Round (16 pp) » PDF (255 K)
  24. The Heart of Buddhism (28 pp) » PDF (348 K)
  25. The War on Error (78 pp) » PDF (893 K)
  26. The Problems of Life & Ethical Dilemmas (24 pp) » PDF (288 K)
  27. The Five Workers (16 pp) » PDF (247 K)
  28. Sixty Years Together
  29. The Dhammapada and its Commentary (218 pp) » PDF (1.82 Mb)
  30. Jayamaṅgala Gāthā with Commentary (16 pp) » PDF (338 K)

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  Books by Other Authors
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 06-05-2017, 08:17 AM - Forum: Books by Other Authors - No Replies

Bhaddanta Vicittasārābhivaṃsa
The Great Chronicle of the Buddhas
This Sayādaw was the first to memorise the entire Tipiṭaka. This chapter explains the ten perfections cultivated by a Bodhisatta to become a Buddha.

Mahāgandhayon Sayādaw
Buddhist Wisdom (42 pp) » PDF (560 K)
This Sayādaw was the Principal of the Pāḷi University in Mandalay called Mahāgandhayon. Monks from all over Burma studied under him.

Sayādaw U Silānanda
The Benefits of Walking Meditation
The Sayādaw was a senior meditation master who resided in the USA for many years. He was the spiritual director of the »» Theravāda Buddhist Society of America.

Sayādaw U Paṇḍita
»» On the Path to Freedom (PDF 2.31 Mbytes)
In This Very Life (Hosted for Nibbana.com)  
The Sayādaw was a senior meditation master and teacher of foreign meditators at Mahāsi Yeikthā, and established his own meditation centres, Paṇḍitārāma Shwe Taung Gon Sāsana Yeikthā, in Rangoon and Hse Mine Gon Forest Meditation Centre about 40 miles north of Rangoon.
The Sayādaw passed away on 16th April 2016.

Chanmyay Sayādaw U Janaka

  1. Vipassanā Meditation Guidelines (12 pp) » PDF (294 K)
  2.  Ānāpānassati: Samatha or Vipassanā? (20 pp) » PDF (317 K)
  3.  A Great Man (12 pp) » PDF (256 K)
Sayādaw U Janaka was appointed as a meditation teacher by Mahāsi Sayādaw in 1967. He interpreted for him on his foreign missions to the USA and Europe in 1979-1980. He moved to »»Chanmyay Yeiktha in 1977.

Sayādaw U Kuṇḍalābhivaṃsa
»» Dhamma Discourses (PDF 336 Kbytes)
A senior disciple of Venerable Mahāsi Sayādaw with his own meditation centre — Saddhammaraṃsi Yeikthā — in Rangoon.

Bhikkhu Visuddhācāra
Healing Through Insight Meditation (12 pp) » PDF (261 K)
Bhikkhu Visuddhācāra practised at Mahāsi Yeikthā, when he met Daw Hla Myint, who was caring for sick meditators. Her remarkable story forms the subject of his book.

U Hla Myint
Questions and Answers
Three articles by a senior lay disciple of the Sayādaw U Paṇḍita in response to some criticisms of the Mahāsi meditation method by learned Sayādaws.

Terry Shine
Honour Thy Fathers (118 pp) » PDF (2.08 Mb)

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  Books by the Venerable Mahāsi Sayādaw
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 06-05-2017, 07:51 AM - Forum: Books by the Venerable Mahāsi Sayādaw - Replies (3)


  1.  A Manual of Insight Meditation (725 pp)
  2. 1944 Practical Insight Meditation » PDF (331 K)
  3. 1944 The Progress of Insight (BPS Publication) » PDF (388 K)
  4. 1951 Practical Vipassanā Meditation Exercises (16 pp) » PDF (191 K)
  5. 1951 Satipaṭṭhāna Vipassanā (Wheel 370/371) (36 pp) » PDF (304 K)
  6. 1952 Practices Evoking Friendship 
    1952 The Seven Reflections (36 pp) » PDF (476 K)
  7. 1954 Buddhist Meditation and its Forty Subjects (28 pp) » PDF (305 K)
  8. 1959 Fundamentals of Insight Meditation (56 pp) » PDF (434 K)
  9. 1961 A Discourse on the Purābheda Sutta (126 pp) » PDF (818 K)
  10. 1962 A Discourse on the Wheel of Dhamma (244 pp) » PDF 1.39 Mbytes)
  11. 1963 A Discourse on the Anattalakkhaṇa Sutta (194 pp) » PDF (1.05 MB)
  12. 1963 A Discourse on the Hemavata Sutta (104 pp) » PDF (1.16 MB)
  13. 19?? A Discourse on the Ariyāvāsa Sutta (26 pp) ² » PDF (322 K)
  14. 19?? A Discourse on Dependent Origination (154 pp) ² » PDF (1.61 MB)
  15. 1964 A Discourse on the Cūḷavedalla Sutta (132 pp) » PDF (855 K)
  16. 1964 On the Nature of Nibbāna (130 pp) » PDF (887 K)
  17. 1965 A Discourse on Worldly Vicissitudes (50 pp) » PDF (439 K)
  18. 1965 A Discourse on the Vammika Sutta (116 pp) » PDF (905 K)
  19. 1965 Brahmavihāra Dhamma (238 pp) » PDF (1.54 Mbytes)
  20. 1966 A Discourse on the Bhāra Sutta (78 pp) » PDF (574 K)
  21. 1967 A Discourse on the Sīlavanta Sutta (130 pp) » PDF (844 K)
  22. 1969 A Discourse on the Sallekha Sutta (264 pp) » PDF (1.44 MB)
  23. 1970 A Discourse on the Dhammadāyāda Sutta (54 pp) » PDF (716 K)
  24. 1971 To Nibbāna via the Noble Eightfold Path (42 pp) » PDF (649 K)
  25. 1972 Exhortations (20 pp) » PDF (483 K)
  26. 1974 Dhamma Therapy Revisited (62 pp) » PDF (664K)
  27. 1976 A Discourse on the Tuvaṭaka Sutta (82 pp) » PDF (546 K)
  28. 1976 A Discourse on the Mālukyaputta Sutta (46 pp) » PDF (652 K)
  29. 1976 A Discourse on the Sammāparibbājanīya Sutta (60 pp) » PDF (682 K)
  30. 1977 The Questions of Sakka (A Discourse on the Sakkapañha Sutta) (52 pp) » PDF (503 K)
  31. 1979 Mahāsi Abroad, Part I, and
  32. 1980 Mahāsi Abroad, Part II (Total: 74 pp) » PDF (881 K)
  33. 19?? The Problems of Life ² (24 pp, Includes Ethical Dilemmas by Bhikkhu Pesala) » PDF (288 K)
  34. 1983 Thoughts on Dhamma (Wheel 298/300) ³

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  Books by the Venerable Ledi Sayādaw
Posted by: Bhikkhu Pesala - 06-05-2017, 07:33 AM - Forum: Books by the Venerable Ledi Sayādaw - Replies (3)

Manuals of Buddhism is a Directory of the Buddhist Manuals written by the Venerable Ledi Sayādaw.

  1. A Manual of the Perfections 
  2. Cow Dhamma  — Part One of the Goṇasūra Dīpanī on meat-eating and intoxicants. 
  3. A Talk on Intoxicants and Gambling — Part Two of the Goṇsūra Dīpanī on intoxicants, horse-racing, and gambling.
  4. A Manual of Profound Meaning
  5. A Manual of the Excellent Man 
  6. A Manual of the Dhamma  — A reply by the Sayādaw to thirteen questions posed by lay Buddhists regarding how to deal with shameless and immoral monks.
  7. A Manual of Nutriment
  8. A Manual of Respiration
  9. A Manual of the Requisites of Enlightenment
  10. A Manual on Donation and Morality
  11. A Manual of the Path Factors
  12. A Manual of Religious Heritage

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