There is this great website which gives a quick overview of the essential dhammas in Buddhism together with translation of pali terms and an overview explanation of the Tipitaka. I find this very useful as quick-encyclopedia.

The Dhamma list is also available for download as a PDF-file.

I tried to copy and paste the list into a text box here but its very difficult since it destroys the formatting and it takes a long time to clean it up.

Could we somehow get the list on Buddhism SE so other users can benefit from it too?

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    I've just put another idea in this meta question of where we could put useful resources such as your Dhamma list. Might be a good place to keep it? Jul 1, 2015 at 18:25

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That's enormously helpful. I was going to ask a question about all the lists to see if someone had collated them - but it's already been excellently done here. I'm not sure about the best way to get a list of resources.

What about a meta question (or a main site question as a wiki) asking for peoples favourite resources (like the classics such as access to insight and the lesser known). When we could edit it down and format it then perhaps put a featured tag on it.

Or there could be another way to do it. I think of ChrisW as the stack exchange engine expert so maybe he has some ideas

  • Sounds like some good ideas. Let's see what Chris will say about it. I could do it the old fashion way and copy/paste it into an answer and then format it all so it will look like on the website it links to. Problem is when one copy/paste it it is inserted as a big clump of text. I do think that we should do something since this is really beneficial, especially for new comers who needs to have a quick dhamma-overview when studying the texts.
    – user2424
    Jun 28, 2015 at 22:00
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    That is a really nice, concise "list of lists" for a more Theravada based study. There would be several differences for students of Mahayana such as 6 perfections rather than 10, focus on Bodhisatva rather than 4 stages of enlightenment I think, etc. But the idea of a wiki of helpful links seems like a really good idea. There have been a lot of great links built into particular answers that would be wonderful to have in one place as a resource. Is there a quick way of finding out what wiki's we already have? Maybe I've just missed something obvious but I can't seem to spot our current wiki's.
    – Robin111
    Jun 29, 2015 at 12:21
  • Help with advanced features of Search: How do I search?
    – ChrisW Mod
    Jun 29, 2015 at 22:30
  • Great, thanks @ChrisW! I've been wondering what our wiki selection consisted of. :)
    – Robin111
    Jun 29, 2015 at 22:33
  • @Robin. Good you mention the other traditions we should of course also have them in an answer too. I have posted a question about it now. Would you mind checking it and see if it looks OK or if something should be altered?
    – user2424
    Jun 30, 2015 at 8:46
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    @Lanka, I think your question looks good. Great idea. :)
    – Robin111
    Jun 30, 2015 at 15:53

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