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Postby jcsuperstar » Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:06 pm

are the PTS books the only english translations of the abhidhamma available?

i'd really like to start reading the actual texts and not just commentaries.

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Re: english translations

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:35 pm

As far as I know the PTS is the only English translation. They have all 7 books except the Yamaka which I have heard is mostly a repetition of what is in the other books.

Be prepared for lots of lists and analyses! It reads like an advanced theoretical psychology or physics book, but still good.
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Re: english translations

Postby suanck » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:44 am

David N. Snyder wrote:As far as I know the PTS is the only English translation. They have all 7 books except the Yamaka which I have heard is mostly a repetition of what is in the other books.

Be prepared for lots of lists and analyses! It reads like an advanced theoretical psychology or physics book, but still good.


I believe that the Patthana was partially translated: only the Tikapatthana, not the Dukapatthana.

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Re: english translations

Postby Dhammanando » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:25 am

jcsuperstar wrote:are the PTS books the only english translations of the abhidhamma available?


There's a non-PTS translation of the Dhammasangani by a Burmese. I forget the translator's name now, but probably Dmytro or Robert will know it

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Re: english translations

Postby pt1 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:55 am

Dhammanando wrote:There's a non-PTS translation of the Dhammasangani by a Burmese.


U Kyaw Khine - you've mentioned his translation in this thread Bhante:
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1046

Also, there are translations, notes and mp3's on a few chapters from Yamaka on Chew's blog:
http://saccayamaka.blogspot.com/

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Re: english translations

Postby Buddha's Dancer » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:42 am

gosh! Thanks for the link to the Yamaka translations. What a truly astonishing teaching! As the Pratthana - as is all the Abhidharmma, in fact!
I would be nice if PTS had brought out a translation of the complete Yamaka.
Then there would be the complete set.
Then there would be many arhats!
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