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A practical and inexpensive edition of the Pali texts!

Postby Kare » Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:22 am

This edition has been mentioned before, but since I just received the four first Nikayas (Digha, Majjhima, Samyutta og Anguttara), I wish to convey my first impressions. Each Nikaya is published in one volume, the print is clear, the glueing in the back of the paperback volumes seems to be solid and good - although only time will show how it stands up to wear. The pricing is most reasonable. The four volumes together are sold for 99,- USdollar!

The language is Pali. This may scare one or two readers, but it may also serve as an inspiration for learning to read Pali. And the publisher in fact also offers a Pali tutor. So here is a real opportunity for reading the words of the Buddha in the original version. No need to search and wait for "the perfect translation" any longer!

The homepage of the publisher: http://books.nibbanam.com/

The books are also sold by Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Digha-Nikaya-Long ... 820&sr=8-1
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Postby Sekha » Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:37 am

I would be glad do be able to do so, but how fast can one read after having gone though the tutor ?

I imagine it to be quite difficult (I studied latin during my youth and was rather good at it though, but it was often awkward to understand the meaning without deepened grammatical analysis) am I wrong?
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Postby Kare » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:17 pm

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Postby yuttadhammo » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:52 am

One plug deserves another. You could also try the Digital Pali Reader:

http://pali.sirimangalo.org/




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Re: A practical and inexpensive edition of the Pali texts!

Postby Ben » Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:29 pm

Thank you Kare and Venerable Yuttadhammo for those recommendations.
Commencing to learn Pali is high on my list of priorities.
kind regrds

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Re: A practical and inexpensive edition of the Pali texts!

Postby beeblebrox » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:24 pm

I received my order today. I'm more than happy with the set. The types are tiny, but still readable. There seems to be a minor inconsistency with the size of the dotted letters (this is barely noticeable). All in all, $99 is a very good deal these books.

They also threw in two books. The Pali Lessons mentioned above (they said that it's more popular than expected, and they have a second edition coming out)... and an edition of the Ven. Ñāṇananda's book, Mind Stilled, complete with the 25 Nibbana Sermons. :jawdrop: It's over 700 pages long. This made me really happy.

Seems like they made it available recently. The guy that I spoke with says that it's a print-on-demand book, and that it's a non-profit thing for them. You can find it on , but at amazon's price level.

There are some editing inconsistency in this book, though. They're not too bad, just some words that are broken up, and a space for every line of a verse, stuff like that. I've offered my help in cleaning it up, and already received a Word document to check out. :) This is a publisher worth supporting.

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Re: A practical and inexpensive edition of the Pali texts!

Postby lojong1 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:18 am

I have a set now, printed August 2010, $20 shipping to Canada. Nice of them to throw in Schmidt's Pali (same printing date) as a freebie. It is good to have a hard copy to work with, but I recommend they take it off store shelves until it's finished! If that grammar had been my first and only purchase, it would have been my last from there. Some of the errors are easy to spot and don't hinder understanding, while some take some time and other reference materials to sort out.

The 4 Sutta books themselves seem to be more carefully finished, judging from the few passages I've read. No problems yet, looking forward to working with them.

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Re: A practical and inexpensive edition of the Pali texts!

Postby alan » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:49 am

Thanissaro's interpretation is free. Why not just read that?

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Re: A practical and inexpensive edition of the Pali texts!

Postby alan » Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:34 am

Thanissaro took me 2 years to read. I admire the dedication of anyone willing to learn Pali!

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Re: A practical and inexpensive edition of the Pali texts!

Postby Ytrog » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:13 pm

I sure want to learn Pali, but I find learning new languages very difficult. I never did really have any real success with German or French at school :(

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Re: A practical and inexpensive edition of the Pali texts!

Postby Kare » Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:01 pm

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Re: A practical and inexpensive edition of the Pali texts!

Postby Ytrog » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:06 am

Well, that's true :bow:


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