mr. gordo wrote:I was wondering if a translation has been published in book form, and if so, what the best translated one is.
Also, is this collection considered part of mainstream Theravada practice?
You can get it here:http://www.pariyatti.org/Bookstore/prod ... cfm?PC=265
The Book of Protection by Ven. Piyadassi Thera
This is an ancient anthology of paritta suttas translated into English. These are discourses of the Buddha commonly recited for protection against fear, illness, and misfortune. An introductory essay explains the value of paritta recitation for physical and mental health.
This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty. Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah