EPUB is is an open standard format for electronic publications which has been widely used to create digital content for mobile devices. In order to give CBETA users easy and convenient access to the CBETA digital corpus, we have packed all CBETA content as thousands of EPUB files (one text as one EPUB file).
After the installation is completed, execute the Stanza software. You will see a menu similar to the below screen-shot: click "Get Books" button at the bottom of the page.
At this point you will see a menu similar to this screen-shot: click "shared", then the "+" key..
Your screen will now look like the following screen-shot: enter "CBETA" in the name field, and enter "http://cbeta.org/opds" in the URL field. Then click on the "save" button on the upper-right corner.
Then you will see the CBETA catalogue showing up on your machine.
Try to click the new added CBETA catalogue: you will see the list of the Chinese Tripiṭaka catalogues.
Now let us click the first item, "大正藏" (Taishō Shinshu Daizōkyō)
The system will give us the list of volumes in the Taishō edition ("大正藏"): now please click on "第一冊" (first volume).
Then we see the list of texts in the first volume. Now we click the first item, the Dīrgha-āgama (Chang ahan jing 長阿含經).
In case this text is not yet in your machine, the system will prompt you to download it from the CBETA server: just click on the download button.
After the downloading procedure is completed, click on the Chang ahan jing (長阿含經) item again to open the eBook.
A cover as in this screen-shot will appear.
This is how the content looks like:
Instead of browsing the catalogue to look for the desired texts, you can also try the search function: click the "Magnifier" button in the upper-right corner, and then enter "阿含" as a test. (You are thus able to perform searches for "title", "author/translator" and "sūtra number".)
Now, you will see all the texts that feature "阿含" in their titles.
Again, we enter "羅什" in the search box, and try to look up the texts translated by Kumārajīva "鳩摩羅什".
Now, you will see the texts attributed to Kumārajīva "鳩摩羅什".
Also, we can search for text numbers according to the Taishō Tripiṭaka catalogue: let us try to enter "123" in the search box.
Here we have all the texts containing “123” in their respective catalogue number.
By the way, if you prefer to use the Android system, then you can use "Moon+ Reader", "aldiko" or "fbread".