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used book store finds

Postby jcsuperstar » Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:11 am

today i got 3 books at a used book store

The Buddha's Teachings on Prosperity: At Home, At Work, In the World
~ Bhikkhu Rahula http://www.amazon.com/Buddhas-Teachings-Prosperity-Home-World/dp/0861715470/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263711895&sr=8-3

The Manuals of Dhamma
~ Ledi Sayadaw http://www.amazon.com/Manuals-Dhamma-Ledi-Sayadaw/dp/8174142029/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263712003&sr=1-1

and

Longing for Certainty: Reflections on the Buddhist Life
Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano http://www.amazon.com/Longing-Certainty-Reflections-Buddhist-Life/dp/0861713389/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263712115&sr=1-8


i usually dont find interesting books in stores.. you guys find anything good lately?
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Re: used book store finds

Postby Ben » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:18 am

Hi JC

This one is a real jewel.

Well done on your finds! It would be a rare day if I found any Dhamma Book at a second-hand book store! I guess there aren't many practitioners (or even ex-practitioners) here were I live.
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Re: used book store finds

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:44 pm

Yeah thats a great score right there especially Ledi's book. I also own Prosperity and its a great book on the Buddhas teachings to householders. Did you by chance find them at Half Price Books? They always have a great section on Buddhism and are located everywhere down here in south Texas.



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Re: used book store finds

Postby jcsuperstar » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:24 pm

bodom wrote:Yeah thats a great score right there especially Ledi's book. I also own Prosperity and its a great book on the Buddhas teachings to householders. Did you by chance find them at Half Price Books? They always have a great section on Buddhism and are located everywhere down here in south Texas.



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no we dont have a half price books up here (we had them in houston tx, where i'm from though), it's a local place. the buddhist stuff is mostly old mahayana books i sold :tongue: mixed with tons of dalai lama stuff, lots of cheri huber for some reason and, thich nhat hahn , your normal big book store type stuff, not too much in the way of theravada so i "had to have them"
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Re: used book store finds

Postby jcsuperstar » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:25 pm

Ben wrote:Hi JC

This one is a real jewel.


Ben

it, in fact, made me think of you
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Re: used book store finds

Postby Ben » Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:55 am

I feel honoured JC!
I hope you get as much out of it as I do (and continue to do).
Keep in mind that the Sayadaw's style is very terse and his works are extremely technical and dense with detail. His works were also translated into the English of the late 19th C and early 20th C and contains the linguistic idiosyncracies of the time.
The works of Ledi Sayadaw that I have, which includes those dipanis published under 'the manuals of Dhamma' and 'the manual of the excellent man' are above and beyond my all-time favourite Dhamma Books with the exception of my translations of the Majjhima and Samyutta Nikayas.
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