The Treasures of Pariyatti offer a permanent repository and free access for students, researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public to the historical collections that comprise the post-commentarial writings on the teachings of the Buddha. The prime focus of the project is to preserve and disseminate the texts and other forms of media that have gone out of print or are otherwise in danger of being lost to the ravages of time. Additionally, since many newer publications are dana-based (paid for up front by donation and given away at no cost), they often face quick extinction, as there are no economic incentives to keep them in print. The Treasures project serves as a permanent library for such dana-based publications that fall within its scope. Thus, it is a unique sort of library that will expand its collection as rare and out-of-print items are contributed and as new publications that lack a broad-audience or other economic staying power to remain in print. Please check back often to see new additions to the archive.
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