Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

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

Postby Ben » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:24 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Ben,

WAIT!

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

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

Postby Zom » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:02 am

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.


Last? And what about Digha?
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby David2 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:13 am

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

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:22 am

Maurice Walshe translated the Digha.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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

Postby David2 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:24 am

tiltbillings wrote:Maurice Walshe translated the Digha.


Woops, I'm sorry for my false information, I still have to read that nikaya.
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby Zom » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:33 am

There are some suttas from Digha by Bodhi (like Mahanidana) - and in my opinion they are better than Walshe's.
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:36 am

Zom wrote:There are some suttas from Digha by Bodhi (like Mahanidana) - and in my opinion they are better than Walshe's.
Thank you for sharing your opinion.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:15 am

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

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:55 am

Zom wrote:
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.


Last? And what about Digha?


Correct, as you and Tilt noted Maurice Walshe translated the Digha for Wisdom Publications. They all have that nice looking "Teachings of the Buddha" series design on all of the updated translations that I thought for a moment that Bhikkhu Bodhi translated that one too. :tongue: That similar cover design and perhaps that I don't refer back to it as much as the other Nikayas, that I forgot who translated it.
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby dhammapal » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:21 pm


Wonderful news! :clap: And you can download a 135 page pdf digital preview after ordering!

Bhikkhu Bodhi wrote:
"In AN, persons are as a rule not reduced to mere collections of aggregates, elements and sense-bases, but are treated as real centers of living experience engaged in a heartfelt quest for happiness and freedom from suffering."(from Intro to Samyutta Nikaya)

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

Postby xinuflux » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:46 pm

Anyone know if a Kindle version will be available in September? All those footnotes make the electronic version nice to have.
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby BKh » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:28 pm

A friend of mine just got this reply from Wisdom regarding the Kindle version...

Ebook version of Anguttara Nikaya will probably be available in November/December.


I'm tempted to start a letter writing campaign to encourage them to make the cross references in the notes and all citations hyper linked.
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby Suriya » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:50 am

Thank you everyone the welcome and for the good news! Can't wait for the release :toast:
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby Sarva » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:00 am

I see bookdepository.co.uk have an extra 10% discount this week, I wonder if it will work against the pre-order of the Anguttara.

Which others of Ven. Bodhi's book(s) would anyone recommend as a first or essential purchase?
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:06 am

Greetings,

Sarva wrote:Which others of Ven. Bodhi's book(s) would anyone recommend as a first or essential purchase?

If you've not yet got the Majjhima & Samyutta Nikaya, they're worth getting.

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

Postby dhammapal » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:33 am

Hello everyone,

I decided I couldn't wait another 3 months so I purchased the 1933 Pali Text Society Gradual Sayings F.L. Woodward and E.M. Hare translation.

So far most of the suttas I like most are already on Access to Insight or Nyanaponika Thera's anthologies (Parts I, II & III) so I'm advising people to wait the few more months for Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation.

I'd like to use Bhikkhu Bodhi's Thematic Guide from the NDB Digital Preview pdf but the PTS version has a different chapter numbering system. Does anyone have a link regarding converting one to the other?

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

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:45 pm

dhammapal wrote:Does anyone have a link regarding converting one to the other?


Access to Insight has the PTS version at the link to the Pali version of the text. For example:

AN 1.21-40: Ekadhamma Suttas — A Single Thing {A i 5; I,iii,1-10; I,iv,1-10} [Thanissaro].

I believe the A i 5 refers to PTS AN volume 1, page 5. But you can only see the conversion for the texts they have online, not all suttas.
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby BKh » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:48 pm

Since this question seemed a little off topic, I started a new thread to answer it as well as a place for people who want to go through Bhante's study guide.

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

Postby dhammadarsa » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:39 am

Hi All

I hope this post finds you all in good health and peace of mind.

Amazon has under Product Details on their webpage for Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation that it will be available 25th Sept. :clap:
http://www.amazon.com/Numerical-Discour ... the+Buddha

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

Postby rowyourboat » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:29 am

Thank you for this thread!
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