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Resources on Culture & Civilisation of Bihar

In this scetion, clickable links and urls of electronic version of learning and knowledge resources on ideas and ideologies of Lord Buddha and Ashoka the great, archaelogical reports, reference and bibliographical materials, etc are made available for the convenience of readers.

LORD BUDDHA
>Essentials of Buddhism 
>The Buddhist Core Values 
by Ven. Phramaha Nopadol Saisuta 
>Treasury of Truth The Dhammapada –
Text Version by Ven. Weragoda Sarada Thero 
>Buddhism The Treasury Of Truth Dhammapada 
Illustrated | pdf file 
>Mahavamsa (The Great Chronicle of Ceylon)
By Geiger, Wilhelm | pdf file   
>Three Baskets (Tipitaka) in Buddhism 
>Tipitaka -The Pali Canon. Access to Insight. 
>Tipitaka English Translation from Myanmar Government (DPPS) By Myanmar Government | pdf file   
>The Book of the discipline: (Vinaya-pitaka)  By Horner, I. B. (Isaline Blew), 1896-1981| pdf file   
>The Samyutta-nikaya of the Sutta-pitaka.  Edited by M. Léon Feer | pdf file   
>Guide Through The Abhidhamma Pitaka 
By Nyanatiloka Mahathera | pdf file 
>Kalama Sutta or Kesamutti Sutta  by Ven. Weragoda Sarada Thero | pdf file 
>The Diamond Sutra: A General Explanation of the Vajra Prajña Paramita Sutra by Dhyana Master Hsüan Hua 
>Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta or First Sermon of The Buddha  By Ven. Weragoda Sarada Thero | pdf file 
>Maha Parinibbana Sutta   By Ven Ajahn Brahmali 
>विमलकिर्ति निर्देश सूत्र Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra |Text 1|Text 2 | Short biography of Vimalakirti | भूमिका Introduction | All 14 Chapters | Explanation by Robert Thurman | Resources

MUSICAL RENDITION
>प्रज्ञापारमिता हृदय सूत्र संस्कृत भाषामा ★ Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra Mantra
>Heart Sutra in Sanskrit by Gaiea Sanskrit
>RATANA SUTTA रतन – सुत्त |Text Pali Sanskrit English English detailed | Videos by Priya Barua , by students of Mumbai University , Animated version , by Imee Ooi 
>Nīlakaṇṭha Dhāraṇī or, Mahākaruṇā(-citta) DhāraṇīMahākaruṇika Dhāraṇī or Great Compassion Dhāraṇī / Mantra (Text | Videos – by Imee Ooi | by Anup Panthi |
>Jayamangala Gatha -text |videos – Original Version | Recital | concert
>ॐ मणि पद्मे हूँ (Sankrit – Om mani padme hum) | Om Mani Padme Hum Imee Ooi Fleurs
>महा चंडी धरणी (Maha Cundi Dharani ) 
नमः सप्तनाम सम्यक् -संबुध कोटिनाम | तदयथ ॐ चले चुले चंडी स्वाहा  
(namaḥ saptānāṁ samyak-saṁbuddha koṭīnāṁ | tad-yathā oṁ cale cule cundi svāhā) 
>महावैरोचन मंत्र Mahāvairocana (Great Brightness) Buddha
ॐ नमो भगवते सर्वदुर्गते‌ ‌‌
परीशोधनराजाया तथागतया अर्हते सम्यकसमबुध्दया ।
तद्यथा ॐ शोधने शोधने
सर्व पापम् विशोधन
शुध्दे विशुध्दे
सर्व कर्मआवरन
विशोधनये स्वाहा।।

Om namo bhagavate sarva durgati pariśodhana rājāya tathāgatāyārhate samyaksambudhāya. Tadyathā: Om śodhane śodhane sarva pāpam viśodhana śuddhe viśuddhe sarva karmāvarana viśodhanaye svāhā!
>Message In Music – Compassion | Harmony | Rebirth | Hope | Sanctuary | Sound of the Universe | Om by Imee Ooi 
>Colours In Music – Blue | Indigo | Red | Orange  | Yellow | Green | Purple by Imee Ooi
>Tribute to Earth – Music by Imee Ooi
>Sound of the Universe – Om · Ah · Hum by Imee Ooi
>GREATEST BUDDHA MUSIC of All Time
>BUDDHISM MUSIC ★ The Best of Imee Ooi 

MAGADHA BHASA (PALI)
>Māgadhabhāsā (Pāḷi)-A Compendious Grammar on the Language of Pāḷi Buddhism by A. Bhikkhu | pdf file
>Introduction to Pali by A.K.Warder | pdf file
>Learn Pali – Warder’s ‘Intro to Pali’ – videos
>A Course in the Pali Language by BODHI MONASTERY, New Jersey 

ASHOKA THE GREAT 
>Rulers of India: Asoka the Buddhist Emperor of India 
by VA Smith | pdf file | Asoka, the Buddhist emperor of India
>Asoka – RK Mookerji 
>P. Olivelle Reimagining Ashoka Memory and History 
>Heritage of India Asoka  by JM Macphail 
>Chronicle of the King Asoka:  As Depicted in the History of Buddhism 
>Asokavadana    by Mukhopadhyaya, Sujitkumar | pdf file   
>Divyâvadâna | microform | by E. B. Cowell | Andy Rotman | pdf file 
>King Aśoka as a Role Model of Buddhist Leadership by Thomas Voss  
>King Aśoka And Buddhism – Historical and Literary Studies edited By Anuradha Seneviratna 
>Emperor Ashoka and Buddhism: Some Unresolved Discrepancies  between Buddhism Traditions and Ashokan Inscriptions 
>Asoka and the Decline of the Mauryas by ROMILA THAPAR
>Hindu polity: A constitutional history of India in Hindu times  by Kashi Prasad Jaiswal 
>Imperial history of India in a Sanskrit text  by Kashi Prasad Jaiswal 
>IDEAS AND MOVEMENTS IN THE AGE OF THE MAURYAS 
>Indian Buddhist Patronage Networks in the Early Historic Period  by Matthew David Milligan 
>The Ajivikas  by Barua, Beni Madhab, 1888-1948 | pdf file 
>Ashoka: The Search for India’s Lost Emperor by Charles Allen – review By Samanth Subramanian
>Emperor Ashoka: Did he suffer from von Recklinghausen’s diseases?
 
BRAHMI (or DHAMMA) LIPI 
>Brahmi-The Divine Pristine Script: A Survey  by Sonam Nagar and R.S. Sharma 
>BRAHMI: Rediscovering the Lost Script  by Ankita Roy 
>The history and development of Mauryan Brahmi  script by CS Upasak 

PILLARS, INSCRIPTIONS & EDICTS OF EMPEROR  ASHOKA 
>Full text of “Inscriptions of Asoka.  New Edition by E. Hultzsch   txt file | pdf file 
>A Translation of the Edicts of Asoka  (part II) (anonymous) 
>THE EDICTS OF KING ASHOKA  An English rendering by Ven. S. Dhammika 
>Ashoka’s Edicts by Amulyachandra Sen 
>Rock Inscriptions of Asoka  by Cunningham 1879 
>Finding history: the locational geography of
Ashokan inscriptions in the Indian subcontinent  by Smith, Monica et al 
>Irwin, J. (1973). ‘Aśokan’ Pillars: A Reassessment of the Evidence. The Burlington Magazine, 115(848), 706-720.  
>Irwin, J. (1974). ‘Aśokan’ Pillars: A Reassessment of the Evidence-II: Structure. The Burlington Magazine, 116(861), 712-727.  
>Irwin, J. (1975). ‘Aśokan’ Pillars: A Re-Assessment of the Evidence – III: Capitals. The Burlington Magazine, 117(871), 631-643. 
>Irwin, J. (1976). ‘Aśokan’ Pillars: A Reassessment of the Evidence – IV: Symbolism. The Burlington Magazine, 118(884), 734-753.  
>THE ASOKA PILLARS: A CHALLENGING INTERPRETATION. (1976). India International Centre Quarterly, 3(1), 55-57. 
 
BUDDHIST PILGRIMAGE SITES 
>Bihar Tourism – Buddhist Circuits 
>Introduction to Bihar by KK Datta 
>The Eight Great Places of Buddhist Pilgrimage  by Chan Khoon San 
>The Ancient Geography of India  by Alexander Cunningham 
>Bengal District Gazetteers: Champaran 
>Discovery of the exact site of Asoka’s classic capital  by Waddell, L.A. | pdf file 
>Destination enlightenment : buddhism and the global bazaar in Bodh Gaya, Bihar 
>Reclaiming Buddhist Sites in Modern India: Pilgrimage and Tourism in Sarnath and Bodhgaya 
>World Heritage Sites in the ASEAN–India Region by Himanshu Prabha Ray 
 
TRAVELOGUES
>The Travel Records of Chinese Pilgrims 
>A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms, by Fâ-Hien  pdf file 
>Si-yu-ki. Buddhist records of the Western World  By Hiuen Tsiang or Xuan Zang| pdf file   
>Journey to the West  by Wu Cheng’en | pdf file 
>Civilisations from East to West Editor: Kinga Dévényi 
 
ARCHAEOLOGICAL REPORTS 
>Sir Alexander Cunningham and the  Beginning of Indian Archaeology  by Abu Imam 
>Four Reports Made During the Years 1862-63-64-65. by A Cunnigham. Archaeological Survey of India.
>Archaeological Survey of India Reports … :1862-1865; 1871-1878 |txt file |pdf file |
>Archaeological Survey of India Report of a Tour in The Central Provinces In1873-74 And
1874-75 (Volume IX)  by Alexander Cunningham. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1476940 
>Archaeological Survey of India Report for the Year 1877-78-79 and 80 | pdf file 
>Report of Tours in North and South Bihar in 1880-81  by Sir Alexander Cunningham H. B. W. Garrick | pdf file 
>ASI Report 1907-08 i88. Excavations at Rampurva. Page 181 | pdf file 
>Indian Archaeology Review  (1953-54 to 2000-2001) 
>Indian Archaeology A Review 2006-2007 
>Indian Archaeology A Review 2007-2008 
>INDIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2008-09 A Review  
>Indian Archaeology A Review 2009-2010 
>Indian Archaeology A Review 2010-2011 
>INDIAN ARCHAEOLOGY-A Review 2011-12 
>Indian Archaeology A Review 2012-2013 
>INDIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2013-14 
>Annual Reports Ministry of Culture Goi 
MISCELLANEOUS  
>Literary History of Sanskrit Buddhism  By G. K. NARIIYIAN. 
>Rebirth in Buddhist Logic  by JK Rechung  
>Buddhism: The Icon of Cultural Linkage with China 
>Face to face with the absent Buddha  by Karlsson 
 

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