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Udana

Postby Reductor » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:53 am

As some may recall, I inquired as to where to purchase the Udana by Ireland. I found a distributor in Canada, but for various reasons did not purchase from them. So now I inquire to a complete translation online of good/fair quality. Specifically, is there a complete trans from Thanissaro available online that I can print?
Michael

The thoughts I've expressed in the above post are carefully considered and offered in good faith.

And friendliness towards the world is happiness for him who is forbearing with living beings. -- Ud. 2:1
To his own ruin the fool gains knowledge, for it cleaves his head and destroys his innate goodness. -- Dhp 72


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Re: Udana

Postby bodom » Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:10 am

The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Udana

Postby Reductor » Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:24 pm



I know I can buy it. But a) I don't want to pay the shipping and b) even if I did, I ran out of money ;)

The one on access has 62 suttas, which is shy of the full 80. I'm just curious what's in those 18.

Thanks for the response Bodom.
Michael

The thoughts I've expressed in the above post are carefully considered and offered in good faith.

And friendliness towards the world is happiness for him who is forbearing with living beings. -- Ud. 2:1
To his own ruin the fool gains knowledge, for it cleaves his head and destroys his innate goodness. -- Dhp 72


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Re: Udana

Postby louhi » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:58 pm

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Re: Udana

Postby Reductor » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:30 am

louhi wrote:Ancient Buddhist Texts, http://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net has a translation of the Udana:

Udana, English only pdf (115 pages), audio and html:
http://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/E ... /index.htm

There's also a long (317 pages) Pali + English translation with footnotes:
http://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/T ... /index.htm


Thank you for that link. It appears to be a good translation indeed, but I'll have to read the whole thing to know.
Michael

The thoughts I've expressed in the above post are carefully considered and offered in good faith.

And friendliness towards the world is happiness for him who is forbearing with living beings. -- Ud. 2:1
To his own ruin the fool gains knowledge, for it cleaves his head and destroys his innate goodness. -- Dhp 72



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