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Life of the Buddha free eBook today only!

Postby bodom » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:20 pm

Hey guys

Thought I would share this for all the eBook users here; Pariyatti is offering for free, and for today only, the Life of the Buddha - According to the Pali Canon eBook by Bhikkhu Nanamoli. This book is a true classic! Please dont miss out on this opportunity to own this book for free as its usual selling price is $21.00!

http://store.pariyatti.org/Life-of-the- ... _1412.html

Here is there Facebook page where the announcement was made:
https://m.facebook.com/Pariyatti?refid= ... 9696367168

Oh and apologies for sounding like a spammer I was a bit excited!
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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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Postby mikenz66 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:52 pm

Thanks!
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Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:52 pm

:twothumbsup: :woohoo: :rofl: :twothumbsup:
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Postby Ben » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:39 pm

And please consider expressing your gratitude by donating to Pariyatti!
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Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:25 am

Greetings,

It's a very good book, highly recommended - I have the Buddhist Publication Society edition.

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Postby johnny » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:49 am

this is one of the greatest books ever created. anyone who doesn't have it needs too get on this opportunity!!!
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Postby appicchato » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:51 am

Hi...

Would like to download this to pass along but have spent thirty (unsuccessful) minutes trying to figure out how to download it...help?...

Be well...

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Postby kirk5a » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:02 am

Thanks Bodom!

Bhante - To download the book, I just filled out the order form, then they sent me an email with a link at the bottom to download the PDF. Is that process not working for you?
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Postby mikenz66 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:36 am

Yes, it's a little confusing. You have to go through the ordering and checkout procedure, as if you are buying the book, including filling in an address and so on, even though the cost is $0. It's important you fill in your correct email address, since you get sent the download link!

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Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:11 am

bodom wrote:Oh and apologies for sounding like a spammer I was a bit excited!




sorry couldn't find the English version, but here is what they are saying:

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Postby appicchato » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:16 am

Thank you...

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Postby Dmytro » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:25 am

Thank you, Bodom!

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Postby David2 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:09 am

Thank you bodom. Thank you pariyatti. :thumbsup:

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Postby marc108 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:34 am

awesome, thank you!!! :anjali:
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Postby cooran » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:42 am

Thanks bodom!

And thank you Mike - I had the same problem that Bhante did - all fixed and downloaded now.

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Postby appicchato » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:55 am

Well...thankfully got the link but both Chrome and Safari couldn't find the server... :computerproblem:

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Postby cooran » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:27 pm

So, Bhante, ... does this mean you can or can't get the .pdf?

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Postby appicchato » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:00 pm

Just tried it again Chris and it came good this time...thank you...and Bodom, and Mike...

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Re: Life of the Buddha free eBook today only!

Postby James the Giant » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:27 am

Poop, I missed out. It's back to full price.
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