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good theravada publishers

Postby jcsuperstar » Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:27 am

so what publishers do you guys really like and trust?

i really dig BPS and inwardpath

are there more out there similar to these?
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Re: good theravada publishers

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:36 am

Most of my Dhamma books are from BPS, Wisdom, or one of the free publishers. I'd say PTS is an important publisher, but it's a little expensive to have personal copies of all of their Tipitka and Commentary output...

So for me the three important publishers that sell stuff are PTS, BPS, and Wisdom.
Note that all of the them are non-profit.

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Re: good theravada publishers

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Re: good theravada publishers

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:20 am

Greetings,

Not a publisher, but an organisation that sells a wide range of Theravada books... many not from the traditional publishers.

http://www.buddhistcc.net/bookshop/index.asp

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Re: good theravada publishers

Postby Ben » Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:32 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: good theravada publishers

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:24 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: good theravada publishers

Postby ckatgo » Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:09 pm

I am not familar with some of the abbreviations used, could some one please tell me what those booksellers are?

metta, kat

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Re: good theravada publishers

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:37 pm

BPS = Buddhist Publication Society
PTS = Pali Text society (or in full english text text society hehe)


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: good theravada publishers

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Re: good theravada publishers

Postby jcsuperstar » Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:31 am

สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat


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