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BUDDHIST PUBLICATION SOCIETY

Postby jcsuperstar » Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:40 am

For authentic literature on Buddhism
http://www.bps.lk/

anyone else a member? i joined a week or two ago, but havent got my member number yet... does it come via snail mail? i order from there quite regularly and thought, hmmm 20% off my orders sounds great.... especially since i think i'm gonna get all those wheel collections

i love BPS
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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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Re: BUDDHIST PUBLICATION SOCIETY

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:51 am

Greetings,

jcsuperstar wrote:i love BPS


:thumbsup:

Metta,
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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: BUDDHIST PUBLICATION SOCIETY

Postby suanck » Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:47 am

jcsuperstar wrote:For authentic literature on Buddhism
http://www.bps.lk/

anyone else a member? i joined a week or two ago, but havent got my member number yet... does it come via snail mail? i order from there quite regularly and thought, hmmm 20% off my orders sounds great.... especially since i think i'm gonna get all those wheel collections



I have been a member for many years, and have just renewed my subscriptiom. This time, I paid for 10-yr membership.

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Re: BUDDHIST PUBLICATION SOCIETY

Postby cooran » Sat Dec 12, 2009 7:30 am

As a result of your post JC, I also joined for 10 years. :group:

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Re: BUDDHIST PUBLICATION SOCIETY

Postby BlackBird » Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:35 am

Here's an article on the current editor of the BPS, Venerable Nyanatusita, and a bit of background on the BPS also:

http://sundaytimes.lk/080518/Plus/plus000010.html

Great to hear everyone here helping propagate the Dhamma :D

metta & mudita
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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta
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Re: BUDDHIST PUBLICATION SOCIETY

Postby puthujjana » Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:58 am

Hej JC,

jcsuperstar wrote:anyone else a member?

I'm a member since July this year :smile:

jcsuperstar wrote:i joined a week or two ago, but havent got my member number yet... does it come via snail mail?

Yes, it comes via snail mail. I've got a letter about 10 days after subscribtion, maybe it takes a little longer to Alaska.

You can also write them an email and ask for your membership number: bps@sltnet.lk

jcsuperstar wrote:especially since i think i'm gonna get all those wheel collections


They stopped sending the wheel but instead they will send you a bigger size book twice a year:

"Up to 2003 two English-language booklets were sent to members three times per year, the Wheel and Bodhi Leaves. From 2004 there has been a change in this distribution pattern. Twice a year standard size books are sent out instead of the smaller Wheels (A5). Moreover, we have terminated the publication of Bodhi Leaves (A6). However, Wheel booklets will still be issued when circumstances permit. Thus, members will receive two bigger size books in April and October every year." http://bps.lk/aboutus.asp

So, I received "The life of Nyanatiloka Thera" attached to my membership enrollment.

jcsuperstar wrote:i love BPS

I love them too :heart:

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Re: BUDDHIST PUBLICATION SOCIETY

Postby cooran » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:51 am

Hello JC, all,

Today, my membership confirmation arrived from BPS by mail with the two books ~ 1. Similes of the Buddha and 2. The Life of Nyanatiloka Thera.
They had misspelled my name and my street, but it didn't seem to add any increased time to the delivery.

I'm very happy with the books and glad I joined for 10 years.

with metta and thanks,
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