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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.

http://www.pariyatti.org/Bookstore/prod ... sku=131874

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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: 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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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: 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. :)

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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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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: 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

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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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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: 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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Re: Upasakajanalankara

Postby pulga » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:39 am

The Pali Text Society has recently published a translation of this work.

The Ornament of Lay Followers: Ananda's Upasakajanalankara, tr. Giulio Agostini

10-ISBN 086 013 506 3 / 13-ISBN 978 086 013 506 7
List Price £ 20.00
Confronted with warfare and the urgency of spreading Buddhist teachings, in the 12th century the Sinhalese monk Ananda, himself a refugee in South India, composed a work addressing lay persons. What beliefs and practices define a lay Buddhist, and how do they inform her or his daily life to the point of shaping the relationship between husband and wife or employers and employees? And what beliefs and practices are incompatible with Buddhism? The result, the most detailed treatise on lay followers (upsaka) handed down by the tradition, is here translated into English in its entirety for the first time. Ananda marshals an impressive number of otherwise scattered canonical and post-canonical passages, encompassing in nine chapters many aspects of Buddhism, including the philosophically important doctrine of "no-self", often considered the domain of learned monks because of its subtlety and the unattached outlook it requires on one's property, life and person.

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Re: Upasakajanalankara

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:47 am

That is excellent thank you for sharing!

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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: Upasakajanalankara

Postby bodom » Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:11 am

Has anyone heard any updates on this release? I have not been able to find anything online.

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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: Upasakajanalankara

Postby Ben » Sat May 30, 2015 7:03 am

bodom wrote:Has anyone heard any updates on this release? I have not been able to find anything online.



Now available from Pariyatti.com

http://store.pariyatti.org/Ornament-of- ... _4818.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Upasakajanalankara

Postby Dhammanando » Sat May 30, 2015 8:46 am

Ven. Pesala's link to the Pali text is now dead. Here's a new one:

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The Great Sage did thus proclaim
With many a diverse chosen name
Vipassanā stilled and purified,
That to Emergence is allied.

Saṃsāra-cycle’s swamp of pain
Is vast and terrible; a man
Wisely should strive as best he can,
If he would this Emergence gain.
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Re: Upasakajanalankara

Postby bodom » Sat May 30, 2015 12:07 pm

Ben wrote:
bodom wrote:Has anyone heard any updates on this release? I have not been able to find anything online.



Now available from Pariyatti.com


Thanks Ben. I ordered my copy yesterday morning. On checking the website right now it says they are out of stock already. I must have got one of the last copies! I will post a review once I receive it.

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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: Upasakajanalankara

Postby Ben » Sat May 30, 2015 12:12 pm

Hi Bodom,
I actually ordered it too. No sooner did I post a link to the pariyatti page, a friend from Indonesia piped in and replied with "Öut of Stock"!
It must be my lucky day. However, I am expecting that I wont get delivery from the US until sometime during the middle of the next ice age.
kind regards,

Ben

bodom wrote:
Ben wrote:
bodom wrote:Has anyone heard any updates on this release? I have not been able to find anything online.



Now available from Pariyatti.com


Thanks Ben. I ordered my copy yesterday morning. On checking the website right now it says they are out of stock already. I must have got one of the last copies! I will post a review once I receive it.

:namaste:
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Upasakajanalankara

Postby bodom » Sat May 30, 2015 5:14 pm

Ben wrote:Hi Bodom,
I actually ordered it too. No sooner did I post a link to the pariyatti page, a friend from Indonesia piped in and replied with "Öut of Stock"!
It must be my lucky day. However, I am expecting that I wont get delivery from the US until sometime during the middle of the next ice age.
kind regards,

Hey Ben

I'm super excited about this book. I have been waiting for someone to translate it for awhile now. I'm not too familiar with Agostini's work but having a look at some articles and translations that he's done he seems to be the real deal and very thorough in his sources. Some of his papers can be found here:

http://independent.academia.edu/GiulioAgostini" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:namaste:
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: Upasakajanalankara

Postby acinteyyo » Sat May 30, 2015 7:48 pm

After reading your link (thank you!) bodom, I've asked to put me on the waiting list for the next exemplars.
I'm excited to read it.
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