maitreya31 wrote:Where I can buy the Anguttara Nikaya from another publisher and another translator ? I want it now . I can not wait for the bihkku Bodhi edition it seems we have to wait at least a few years.
While I can understand this sentiment, and even to some degree agree with it, the wait for Bhk. Bodhi's translation will be well worth the time spent waiting once we see the final product. The time and care he puts into writing the Introductions and footnotes is well worth waiting for in order to get his insightful and experienced take on the Dhamma.
It shouldn't be too much longer before it's ready for publication. In the meantime, I can highly recommend Nyanaponkia's Anthology of the Anguttara
, as it is filled with an excellent choice of suttas along with insightful commentary in the footnotes. Yes, it's only about one tenth the length of the full Anguttara, but even so, the choices made in sutta selection was well considered in terms of importance in being able to better understand the Dhamma.
mikenz66 wrote:In any case, I'm looking forward to having modern translations of the entire first four Nikayas, which will be particularly appreciated when reading books with copious references...
Indeed. Translated by Western practitioners whose personal practice gives them a stake in discerning and communicating the correct intent of the suttas. Nothing could be more valuable than that.
"The gift of truth exceeds all other gifts" — Dhammapada, v. 354 Craving XXIV