aanandajoti bhikkhu

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aanandajoti bhikkhu

Postby bhikkhuni sobhana » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:31 pm

I came across this very rich site.


Ven. Anandajoti appears to be producing extremely clean versions of these texts, as well as some of the parallel Buddhist Sanskrit texts.

Does anyone know how reliable he is?

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Re: aanandajoti bhikkhu

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:37 pm

Hi Ayya,

Thanks for posting that. It looks like a great site. I hope he continues to add more translations for those like me who are still not proficient in Pali.

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Re: aanandajoti bhikkhu

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:00 am

Hi Ayya,
I contacted venerable over a year ago, and from using his edited pali, to try to translate myself a sutta it looks like he is quite accurate, obviously I am no expert, and the dictionary I am using isn't necessarily going to be the same as his or one he used, but there are enough similarities or alternative words with similar or same meaning to indicate to me that his translation is at the very least, very close to the word for word translation, and accurate.

I have also spoken to a monk who knows Ven. from before he (aanandajoti) ordained, who says his academic work is excellent, and someone whos translations and any other work should be looked at.
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