What is Digital Buddha Vacana?

Buddha Vacana” means the Words of the Buddha.  Digital Buddha Vacana is a daily readings software that automatically displays a verse from the Buddha’s teachings on your PC, handheld or other supported devices.

It started off with only the set of verses from the book Buddha Vacana: Sacred Literature of Buddhism and now offers other books for download.

What about Ramblings of a Monk?

This website currently serves to

  1. Provide online access to the daily verses
  2. Download centre for Digital Buddha Vacana apps running on various platforms
  3. Host the backend app service for the facebook app Buddha Vacana
  4. Host my blog “Ramblings of a Monk”


The original book Buddha Vacana was compiled by Venerable S. Dhammika and was published by the Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society.

The digitisation work was done by group leaders of the Camp Nirvana Singapore (CNS1996) organised by Nanyang Technological University Buddhist Society (NTUBS)

Palm Edition was developed using using (free software) PRC-Tools (GCC in cygwin, PilRC, and other free third party tools.
PocketPC edition was developed using VS.NET Enterprise edition development suite donated by David Tan (from Microsoft Singapore)
HandheldPC edition was developed using eMbedded Visual C++ 3.0 freely available from Microsoft.
Facebook port was developed using notepad++ and other text editor.
Linux port using a fortune cookie engine, is in alpha testing by Ven. RuQing.

Testing for various platforms were done on emulators or devices given by donors. Read More …