Lists of contents of the Pali Canon

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Lists are mentioned in only one place each, with, where appropriate, a list or summary of their appearances.

Primary sources

Oral recitation

  • 6th Council (Rangoon, 1954-6):[1] Vin D M S A Dhs Vibh Dhātuk Pp Kv Yam Paṭṭh Khp Dhp Ud It Sn Vv Pv Th Thī Ap Bv Cp Nidd I Nidd II Ja Paṭis Nett Peṭ Mil

Manuscripts

  • Phayre manuscript (Burma, c. 1841/2): as listed by the cataloguer,[2] who does not say whether the order is indicated in the manuscript: Vin D M S A Khp Ud It Sn Vv Pv Th Thī Bv Cp Dhp Ja Nidd I Paṭis Nett Ap Dhs Vibh Dhātuk Pp Kv Yam Paṭṭh
  • Kuthodaw inscriptions (Mandalay, 1861-8): probable order: Vin Dhs Vibh Dhātuk Pp Kv Yam Paṭṭh D M S A Khp Dhp Ud It Sn Vv Pv Th Thī Ja Nidd I Nidd II Paṭis Ap Bv Cp Nett Peṭ Mil

Printed editions (in Pali)

  • [untitled Siamese edition,] 1893/4, 39 volumes (unnumbered): order as listed in review[3] Vin D M S A Khp Dhp Ud It Sn Nidd I Nidd II Paṭis Dhs Vibh Dhātuk Pp Kv Yam Paṭṭh
  • Braḥ Traipiṭakapāḷi, [Cambodian Royal National Library,] Phnom Penh, 1931-1969, 110 volumes, viewable at [1]: Vin D M S A Khp Dhp Ud It Sn Vv Pv Th Thī Ja Nidd I Nidd II Paṭis Ap Bv Cp Dhs Vibh Dhātuk Pp Kv Yam Paṭṭh
    • a number of Siamese/Thai editions have the same contents and, if the volumes are numbered, the same order
    • Nālandā Devanāgarī Pāli Granthamālā/Series (devanagari/English title pages), ed Bhikkhu J. Kashyap, Pali Publication Board (Government of Bihar), [Nalanda, Bihar, India?], 1957–1961, 39 volumes in 41 (unnumbered); some volumes include forewords giving list of contents, agreeing with this
    • many secondary sources, from the 4th or 5th century AD to the present day, also have this list
  • Buddhajayanti Tripitaka Granthamālā/Series (Sinhalese/English title pages), published under the patronage of (the government of) Ceylon/Sri Lanka, [Colombo?,] 1957-1989, 52 volumes in 58, viewable at [2]: Vin D M S A Khp Dhp Ud It Sn Vv Pv Th Thī Ja Nidd I Nidd II Paṭis Ap Bv Cp Nett Peṭ Dhs Vibh Kv Dhātuk Pp Yam Paṭṭh
  • Chaṭṭha Saṅgīti Piṭaka [6th Council Pitaka; this council was held by all five Theravada countries in Rangoon from 1954 to 1956], 40 volumes, printed edition viewable at [3]: Vin D M S A Khp Dhp Ud It Sn Vv Pv Th Thī Ap Bv Cp Ja Nidd I Nidd II Paṭis Nett Peṭ Mil Dhs Vibh Dhātuk Pp Kv Yam Paṭṭh
    • Mahāsaṅgīti Tipiṭaka Buddhavasse 2500, Dhamma Society Fund, Bangkok, 2005, 40 volumes, same
  • Pāli Canon in Pāli (Tipiṭaka) (title given on website), Pali Text Society, Bristol, 56 volumes (unnumbered); as listed on the Society's website[4]: A Ap Bv Cp Dhp Dhs Dhātuk D It Ja Kv Khp M Nidd I Nidd II Paṭis Paṭṭh Pp S Sn Th Thī Ud Vibh Vv Pv Vin Yam

Translations

  • Burmese, 1955-71, 29 volumes (apparently unnumbered); as arranged in Cambridge University Library, which is consistent with partial listing on backs: D M S A Vin Dhs Vibh Pp Kv Khp Dhp Ud It Sn Ap Bv Cp Paṭis Mil Vv Pv Th Thī
  • English: Pāli Canon in English Translation, Pali Text Society, Bristol, 33 volumes (unnumbered); order as listed on publisher's website:[5] Vibh Vin Dhs Paṭṭh S Pp Dhātuk D Th Thī Sn Ja M Bv Cp Khp A Paṭis Pv Kv Ud It Vv Dhp
  • Japanese: Nanden Daizokyo, 65 volumes in 70, 1935-41: Vin D M S A (probable order Khp Dhp Ud It) (probable order Sn Vv) (probable order Pv Th Thī) Ap Ja Paṭis (probable order Bv Cp) Nidd I Nidd II Dhs Vibh (probable order Dhātuk Pp) Yam Paṭṭh Kv Mil Dīp Mhv Vism Sp (introduction) Abhidh-s

Digital versions (other than photographic reproductions)

  • [4]: D M S A Khp Dhp Ud It Sn Vv Pv Th Thī Ja Nidd I Nidd II Paṭis Ap Bv Cp
  • [5]: D M S A Khp Dhp Ud It Sn Vv Pv Th Thī Ja Nidd I Nidd II Paṭis Ap Bv Cp Nett Peṭ Mil Vin Dhs Vibh Dhātuk Pp Kv Yam Paṭṭh
  • [6]: Vin D M S A Khp Dhp Ud It Sn Vv Pv Th Thī Ap Bv Cp Ja Nidd I Nidd II Paṭis Nett Mil Peṭ Dhs Vibh Dhātuk Pp Kv Yam Paṭṭh
  • [7]: Dhātuk Dhs Kv Pp Vibh Paṭṭh Yam A D Att Dhātuvaṃsa Dīp Jina-c Mhv Dāṭh Ras-ṭ Ras Sahassavatthu Samantak Sāsanavaṃsadīpa Sās Sīhaḷavatthu Sotabbamālinī Thūp Dhp It Ja Khp Sn Th Thī Ud Nidd II Nidd I Paṭis Pv Vv Ap Bv Cp M Lokappadīpasāra Abh Upāsakajanālaṅkāra Jinavaṃsadīpa Tel Subodh Mil-ṭ Vism Mil Nett Peṭ S Vin Dhātum Dhātup Kacc Mogg Mogg-p Padamañjarī Pds Rūp Saddabindu Vākyamālā

Secondary sources

Pali

  • Sv gives a list of texts recited at the 1st Council according to the Dīghabhāṇaka tradition; this varies between different editions of Sv:
    • Pali Text Society edition: Vin D M S A Dhs Vibh Kv Pp Dhātuk Yam Paṭṭh Ja Nidd I Nidd II Paṭis Sn Dhp Ud It Vv Pv Th Thī
    • Burmese edition: Vin D M S A Dhs Vibh Dhātuk Pp Kv Ja Nidd I Nidd II Paṭis Ap Sn Khp Dhp Ud It Vv Pv Th Thī
  • Sp-ṭ gives list of texts recited at the 1st Council: Vin D M S A Dhs Vibh Kv Pp Dhātuk Yam Paṭṭh (order unspecified: Ja Cp Bv) Nidd I Paṭis Ap Sn Khp Dhp Ud It Vv Pv Th Thī

English

  • [8], 1981: D M S A Khp Dhp Ud It Sn Vv Pv Th Thī Ap Nidd I Nidd II Ja Paṭis Nett Peṭ Mil Vin Dhs Vibh Dhātuk Pp Kv Yam Paṭṭh
  • Ko Lay, Guide to Tipiṭaka, 1986: Vin D M S A Khp Dhp Ud It Sn Vv Pv Th Thī Ja Nidd I Nidd II Paṭis Ap Bv Cp Nett Peṭ Mil Dhs Vibh Dhātuk Pp Kv Yam Paṭṭh
  • Library of Congess Catalog: Dhs Dhātuk Kv Paṭṭh Pp Vibh Yam A D Ap Bv Cp Dhp It Ja Khp Nett Nidd II Nidd I Paṭis Pv Sn Th Thī Ud Vv M S Vin
  • [9]: Vin D M S A Patis Khp Dhp Ud It Sn Vv Pv Th Thi Ap Bv Cp Ja Nidd I Nidd II Nett Pet Mil Dhs Vibh Dhatuk Pug Kv Yam Patth

Other

Burmese:

  • Piṭ-sm, 1888: D M S A Khp Dhp Ud It Sn Vv Pv Th Thī Ja Nidd I Paṭis Ap Bv Cp Suttas Nett Peṭ Mil Vin Pāt Dhs Vibh Dhātuk Pp Kv Yam Paṭṭh

Chinese:

  • Shan-Chien-P'i-P'o-Sha, translation (489) of Sp: Vin D M S A Dhp Ap Ud It Sn Vv Pv Th Thī Ja (order unspecified: Nidd I Nidd II) Paṭis Bv Cp Dhs Vibh Dhātuk Yam Paṭṭh Pp Kv

German:

  • Geiger, Pali Literatur und Sprache, 1916: Vin D M S A Khp Dhp Ud It Sn Vv Pv Th Thī Ja Nidd I Nidd II Paṭis Ap Bv Cp Dhs Vibh Kv Pp Dhātuk Yam Paṭṭh
    • this list is also found in some other sources

Sinhalese:

  • Milindaprasnaya (also known as Saddharmadasaya) by Sumangala (1777/8): partial information only: (? Vin D M S A) Bv Cp It Vv Pv Anāg Sn Dhp Ja Th Thī Ud Nidd II Nidd I Paṭis (? Dhs Vibh Dhātuk Pp Kv Yam Paṭṭh)

Abbreviations

Standard, taken from Critical Pali Dictionary. Where there is no standard abbreviation, (one of) the name(s) is written out in full.

  • A Aṅguttaranikāya
  • Abh Abhidhānappadīpikā
  • Abhidh-s Abhidhammatthasaṅgaha
  • Anāg Anāgatavaṃsa
  • Ap Apadāna
  • Att Attanagalluvihāravaṃsa/Hatthavanagallavihāravaṃsa
  • Bv Buddhavaṃsa
  • Cp Cariyāpiṭaka
  • D Dīghanikāya
  • Dāṭh Dāṭhāvaṃsa
  • Dhātuk Dhātukathā
  • Dhātum Dhātumañjūsā
  • Dhātup Dhātupāṭha
  • Dhp Dhammapada
  • Dhs Dhmmasaṅgaṇī
  • Dīp Dīpavaṃsa
  • It Itivuttaka
  • Ja Jätaka
  • Jina-c Jinacarita
  • Kacc Kaccāyanappakaraṇa
  • Khp Khuddakapāṭha
  • Kv Kathāvatthu
  • M Majjhimanikāya
  • Mhv Mahāvaṃsa (including Cūlavaṃsa)
  • Mil Milindapañhā
  • Mogg Moggallāna-vyākaraṇa
  • Mogg-p Moggallāna-pañcikā
  • Nett Netti(ppakaraṇa)
  • Nidd I Mahāniddesa
  • Nidd II Cullaniddesa
  • Pāt Pātimokkha
  • Paṭis Paṭisambhidāmagga
  • Paṭṭh Paṭṭhāna
  • Pds Padasādhana
  • Peṭ Peṭakopadesa
  • Piṭ-sm Piṭakat-samuiṅ3 ("Piṭakatthamain")
  • Pp Puggalapaññatti
  • Pv Petavatthu
  • Ras Rasavāhinī
  • Rūp (Mahā-)Rūpasiddhi
  • S Saṃyuttanikāya
  • Samantak Samantakūṭavaṇṇanā
  • Sās Sāsanavaṃsa
  • Sn Suttanipāta
  • Sp Samantapāsādikā
  • Sp-ṭ Sāratthadīpanī
  • Subodh Subodhālaṅkāra
  • Suttas Suttasaṅgaha
  • Sv Sumaṅgalavilāsinī
  • -ṭ -ṭīkā
  • Tel Telakaṭāhagāthā
  • Th Theragāthā
  • Thī Therīgāthā
  • Thūp Thūpavaṃsa
  • Ud Udāna
  • Vibh Vibhaṅga
  • Vin Vinayapiṭaka
  • Vism Visuddhimagga
  • Vv Vimānavatthu
  • Yam Yamaka

Notes

  1. Compare the following sources: All 3 are full of mistakes, but correct each other sufficiently to establish the important details. These were also given on the internet by Professor U Ko Lay, but the link is now dead.
  2. Oldenberg in Journal of the Pali Text Society, 1882, pages 59-62
  3. in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, new series, volume XXX
  4. click on the Our publications tab at the top or, if that doesn't work on your browser, go via the Sitemap link on the left, then on Sets of the Pali Canon
  5. same page as cited above