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Buddha Vacana

By Shi Chuan Guan (Ven)

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Buddha Vacana is a daily readings app that automatically bring a verse of the Buddha’s teachings to you daily on your Apple iPhone, iPad, iTouch, facebook, PC and other supported devices.

This app is provided free for the benefit of all sentient beings, so please use it, share it and give your feedback and comments to improve it!

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

No gooosie, apple, orange or avocado was harmed during the development of this app!

Pondering kindly is ezi!

*** Features ***
* 365 verses from the Pali Canon and post-canonical Buddhist texts.
* Date selectable to browse and read.
* Soothing bell chime on startup of app to remind you to come back to the moment, to your breath.
* Daily verse reminder at user preset time.

*** Acknowledgements ***

Special thanks to Bhante Dhammaratana and the Buddhist Library, for the kind guidance and support these few years, through which I'm able to share the Dharma and write this app. Thank you! :)

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

Transcribing of the book was done by group leaders of Camp Nirvana Singapore (CNS1996) organised by Nanyang Technological University Buddhist Society (NTUBS) in 1996.

Apple iOS version was developed on an Apple MacBook provided by Charles Limuco. Developed and tested on iPad given by Steven Ng and Irene Lim. Beta tester: Mommy, Xiuzi, Bong Liang, Charles and others.

Apple Developer fee of US$99/year was paid from general 'angbao' (red packets) given by kind Buddhists over the years.

The first version "Digital Buddha Vacana" was written in 1996 for the Windows platform using MSVC from Industrial Attachment days (Internship), and later updated using MSVC6.0 from workplace. Works on Win9x, WinNT, Win2k, WinXP, WinVista and Win7.

Facebook port was developed using notepad++ and other text editor. DBV app for facebook runs on

Please visit for support of more platforms.

Development and testing for various platforms was done on emulators or devices given by donors.

Buddhism, buddhist, Dhamma

What's New in Version 1.0.1

User Interface fixes and updates.


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Customer Reviews

Buddha Vacana

This app is about as basic as it gets. It's only function is to provide you with a daily sculpture from Buddha text and it does that well. Users have the option of setting notifications and the time of day these notifications will appear. Users can also read more scriptures by going back and selecting dates for which each daily reading appeared.

Most wonderful and helpful

It sends you automatic daily messages which appear on your screen! I love this! A most have for anyone living with mindfulness because it helps you remember everyday. Wonderful! A most have!

I read daily

I've started a journal and write down each passage each day. It's so inspirational, the passages that are chosen hit right on point of my day. I LOVE THIS APP thank you

Buddha Vacana
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Size: 1.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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