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Upasakajanalankara

Postby bodom » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:41 am

I was wondering if anyone has read Upasakajanalankara : a critical edition and study by H. Saddhatissa. The Upasakajanalankara is a medieval pali manual based on the Buddhas teachings for the laity.

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Re: Upasakajanalankara

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:33 am

No. Looks like I'd need to learn Pali first... :reading:

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Re: Upasakajanalankara

Postby bodom » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:54 am

mikenz66 wrote:No. Looks like I'd need to learn Pali first... :reading:

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Where does it say that this book is in pali?

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Re: Upasakajanalankara

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:11 am

It's in the Pali section of the PTS site, and here is a random library catalog entry:
Upasakajanalankara : a critical edition and study / by H. Saddhatissa
Description London : Published for the Pali Text Society by Luzac & Co., 1965.
x, 372 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Pali text romanized, English introduction and notes.
At head of title: Pali Text Society.
"According to the colophon, the author of this work was one Ananda of Ceylon" -- Introd.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

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Re: Upasakajanalankara

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:37 am

I don't know, but I suspect that Venerable Saddhātissa's "Buddhist Ethics" was based to some extent at least on the Upasakajanalankara. I say that because if he was editing and researching the Pali text it would be a natural progression to translate it or write a exegesis.

You can read more about it here. A translation might be of interest if anyone wants a project. :)

I couldnt find the book in the CSCD4 Pitaka — not even amoung the Other works.
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Re: Upasakajanalankara

Postby bodom » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:51 pm

That is really dissapointing that this is not a word for word translation as i thought it was. Someone really should translate this important text for the laity.

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Re: Upasakajanalankara

Postby bodom » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:54 pm

I am strongly considering buying this text from pariyatti and doing my own translation. Does anyone know any good pali to english resources either book form or online? I have never done any translating and If anyone would like to help or offer suggestions please let me know.

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Re: Upasakajanalankara

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:39 pm

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Re: Upasakajanalankara

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:28 pm

bodom wrote:I am strongly considering buying this text from pariyatti and doing my own translation. Does anyone know any good pali to english resources either book form or online? I have never done any translating and If anyone would like to help or offer suggestions please let me know.

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Re: Upasakajanalankara

Postby bodom » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:30 pm

much appreciated.

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Re: Upasakajanalankara

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:18 am

The Pāli text is available for references here.

Has anyone translated it yet?
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