The Itivuttaka (Pali for "as it was said") is a Buddhist scripture, part of the Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism and is attributed to Khujjuttara's recollection of Buddha's discourses. It is included there in the Sutta Pitaka's Khuddaka Nikaya. It comprises 112 short teachings ascribed in the text to the Buddha, each consisting of a prose portion followed by a verse portion. The latter may be a paraphrase of the former, or complementary. Some scholars consider it one of the earliest of all Buddhist scriptures, while others consider it somewhat later. Latest translation by Anagarika Mahendra has been published in 2018.
- Sayings of Buddha, tr J. H. Moore, Columbia University Press, 1908
- "As it was said", in Minor Anthologies of the Pali Canon, volume II, tr F. L. Woodward, 1935, Pali Text Society, Bristol
- Tr John D. Ireland, Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 1991; later reprinted in 1 volume with his translation of the Udana. Available now online at https://readingfaithfully.org/book-sources/sutta-pitaka-e-books-epub-mobi-kindle/itivuttaka-the-buddhas-sayings-translated-by-john-d-ireland-epub-kindle-pdf/
- Tr Peter Masefield, 2000, Pali Text Society, Bristol; the PTS's preferred translation; its declared aim is to translate in accordance with the commentary's interpretation
- Book of This Was Said, translated by Anagarika Mahendra, 2018, Dhamma Publishers, Roslindale MA; ISBN 9780999078112.
- Ireland, John (trans. & intro.) (1999). Itivuttaka: The Buddha's Sayings (excerpts). Article's "Introduction" is available on-line at http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/iti/iti.intro.irel.html#intro
- Thanissaro Bhikkhu (trans. & intro.) (2001). Itivuttaka: This Was Said by the Buddha. "Translator's Introduction" is available on-line at http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/iti/iti.intro.than.html#intro.
- Nakamura, Indian Buddhism, Japan, 1990; reprinted Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi
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