The best translation in English of the most important collection of the Buddha’s discourses, with a lengthy introduction, sutta summaries, and helpful endnotes summarizing important commentarial points, this book is a must have for any student of Buddhism.

About a third of the suttas have been made available for free by the publisher and have been collected into this open source booklet for your consideration, however the full book is preferred and well worth the investment.

The original draft of the book by Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoli can now be found online as either his handwritten notes or as an incomplete, typed manuscript.