Updated the Access to Insight archive on 18/6/2006 and updated my Opera Tips
for Opera 9.
Here you can find a modified search.ini
file for Opera to add a search of the Access to Insight website. Type "i Searchterm" in the Opera address bar to find any documents containing "Searchterm" on the ATI website. You can also use the search from Opera's hot-click menu.
- Double-click a word to select it
- Right-click to show the hotclick menu
- Select, "Search Access to Insight" from the menu
The search will only work with words not containing Pali diacritics. To find Pali words, use the address bar search with their Anglicized spelling, e.g. "i Rajagaha" rather than "i Rājagaha."
Searching for Pali words.
Searching for Pali words can be tricky because of the diacritical marks that are used in the phonetic representation of Pali in our roman alphabet. On this website most (but not all) Pali words are represented without diacritics: nibbana, ditthi, etc. The palatal nasal is usually represented here as ˝, hence ˝ana, vi˝˝ana, etc., although this search engine regards n and ˝ as equivalent. In some texts, diacritics are represented using the Velthuis convention now widely used on the Internet: double the vowels, and precede the affected consonants with punctuation symbolic of the diacritic (see "Diacritical Marks" in "A Guide to Learning the Pali Language" for details). You'll have to be a bit resourceful in your search. If you can't find the word you're looking for, try a different spelling.
Example: When looking up the Pali word for mental absorption, try these alternate spellings: jhana or jhaana; for insight knowledge, try ˝ana, nana, naan.a, or ˝aan.a; for consciousness, try vi˝˝ana, vinnana, vinnaa.na, or vi˝˝aa.na; etc.
Keep in mind that long Pali words are sometimes hyphenated to make them more readable in English.
Example: The famous Mahasatipatthana sutta is sometimes written as Maha-satipatthana sutta. To find the sutta, try looking up "maha-satipatthana" or simply "satipatthana."
Search in Pali, not Sanskrit. Although a few common Buddhist terms sometimes appear on this website in their Sanskrit equivalents (dharma, karma, nirvana, etc.), the great majority of terms are in Pali (dhamma, kamma, nibbana, etc.). Searches for Sanskrit words like dhyana (Pali: jhana), smrti (sati), or sutra (sutta) will yield little fruit.