Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby Nikaya35 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:04 pm

According to the Wisdom page in the part of the Buddha Teachings , the Anguttara Nikaya is in the review process . Apparently Bhikkhu Bodhi completed the translation .
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby daverupa » Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:59 pm

:clap:
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:04 pm

From a recent interview:
http://jizochronicles.com/2011/09/01/in ... khu-bodhi/
JC: What else would you like people to know about you?

Bhikkhu Bodhi: I should mention that I also translate Buddhist texts from Pali into English. A couple of months ago I completed a translation of the Anguttara Nikaya, which has been submitted to Wisdom Publications and will be published in 2012. I donated a substantial portion of the royalties from my earlier publications to create, through Wisdom, a Nikayas Fund. The intention is to donate sets of the English translations of the four Nikayas to monasteries and libraries in the disadvantaged countries of Buddhist Asia, Eastern Europe, and elsewhere where the costs would be formidable.

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:11 am

Greetings Mike,

That is cool... it's a positive wholesome thought to bring to mind when forking over our cash to Amazon etc. - a thought that is much preferable to, and more beneficial than an unwholesome "the Dhamma should be free" whinge.

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If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
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: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby Ben » Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:13 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Mike,

That is cool... it's a positive wholesome thought to bring to mind when forking over our cash to Amazon etc. - a thought that is much preferable to, and more beneficial than an unwholesome "the Dhamma should be free" whinge.

Metta,
Retro. :)


Indeed!
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:54 am

retrofuturist wrote:That is cool... it's a positive wholesome thought to bring to mind when forking over our cash to Amazon etc.

Perhaps off topic but for us down here shipping costs from Amazon are ridiculous and the US mail moves like a wounded snail...
I'd always try at least: http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/ first...

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby Ben » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:59 am

Hi Mike
Some other choices include Pariyatti.org and dhammabooks.com (Australia).
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby dhammapal » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:32 am

Hi Mike, Retro, all,

How much do you think Wisdom would need from a wealthy donor in order to allow a electronic copy for Free Distribution so people could copy and paste suttas onto DhammaWheel? I guess this is an occasion to remember the wonderful generosity of John Bullitt at Access to Insight for his unpaid publishing efforts.

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby Suriya » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:39 pm

Anyone have any news on the release date? :namaste:
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby Ben » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:47 pm

No news yet.
When we do - be sure we'll post the details here.
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby dhammapal » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:29 am

Hi Suriya, welcome to DhammaWheel.

You can sign up to Wisdom Publications' New Release E-Mail Alerts at their website:
http://www.wisdompubs.org

With metta / dhammapal.
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby Nikaya35 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:47 am

The release date is between August 15 and September .Any person that wish to preorder the anguttara nikaya book can do it know. The preorder price is 45 bucks. For more info visit the wisdom web site .
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby Ben » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:06 am

"One cannot step twice into the same river, nor can one grasp any mortal substance in a stable condition, but it scatters and again gathers; it forms and dissolves, and approaches and departs."

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:18 am

:woohoo:

Excellent news!

Just ordered a copy. I already have the PTS version and refer to it and study it frequently. By far the best Nikaya, in my opinion. The last of the four primary Nikayas to be translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi, he has saved the best for last.

Just saw in the preview that according to an analysis of Canon, the AN has more Suttas regarding lay people than any other Nikaya; although not that surprising since it has the most Suttas.

PTS did a great job, but it will be nice to see the update to modern English in this translation and if there are any other differences.
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby bodom » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:33 am

Yes!!!

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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: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby cooran » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:57 am

Just ordered a copy too. Though the postage is a killer if you want it to arrive promptly in Oz. :tongue:
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby Ben » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:05 am

cooran wrote:Though the postage is a killer if you want it to arrive promptly in Oz. :tongue:


Holy mole-e!
You;re not wrong, Chris. The cost of shipping to Australia is more than the cost of the book. I think I'll have a chat with the good wife before going ahead with that credit card transaction.
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:33 am

Greetings Ben,

WAIT!

No doubt you'll get it cheaper from Book Depository closer to the release date.

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:19 am

Great News.

The Thematic Guide available on the book web page is interesting. Similar to, but with some variations on, the thematic divisions used in "In the Buddha's Words", which I've always found extremely helpful in making sense out of the Sutta Pitaka.

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:24 am

Of the four major Nikayas this is -- in my opinion -- the most intertersting and provocative. It is probably a good thing it was translated last and that Ven Bodhi built upon Ven Nynanaponika's translation.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
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Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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