Reading Buddhist Sanskrit Texts: An Elementary Grammatical Guide (3rd edition)

Reading Buddhist Sanskrit Texts: An Elementary Grammatical Guide. Author: Venerable Professor K.L. Dhammajoti. 3rd Edition (minor revision), Hardcover. Published by the Buddha-dharma Centre of Hong Kong. (Hong Kong, June 2015). pp. 427++ ISBN 978-988-16820-1-7

Published earlier last year, this third edition continues to provide students with an elementary manual totally based on Buddhist Sanskrit texts. Illustrations of Sanskrit grammar points are drawn from Buddhist sources, and exercises are drawn from texts like Aṣṭa-sāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā, Pañcaviṃśatisāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā, etc. The thirteen lessons are each appended with footnotes providing references to available corresponding passages across different canonical records. A Sanskrit text of Vajraccedikā, based on L. Vaidya’s Devanāgarī edition as well as E. Conze’s romanized edition, is translated at the end of the volume. This present edition has further corrected several of the typos and other lapses in previous editions.