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New publication of Ajahn Buddhadasa's work

Postby clw_uk » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:58 pm

A new book that contains Ajahn Buddhadasa's work is soon to be published


It All Depends ...

Compiled from retreat talks exploring the practical understanding of dependent co-arising (paticcasamuppada), this new translation is in its final stages. Ajahn Buddhadasa's interpretation of paticcasamuppada cuts through a millennium of muddle to present this core of Buddha-Dhamma in a way that we can understand and practice today (rather than waiting for things to sort out in a future life).

This will be the most developed and extensive presentation of this teaching available in English. Sixteen chapters will be interspersed with important passages from the Pali suttas. Also to be published by Wisdom.

Please stay tuned for announcement of its publication in late 2010 or early 2011.


Sounds interesting, just thought I would share
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Re: New publication of Ajahn Buddhadasa's work

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:02 pm

where is this info from?
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Re: New publication of Ajahn Buddhadasa's work

Postby clw_uk » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:04 pm

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Re: New publication of Ajahn Buddhadasa's work

Postby bodom » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:05 pm

Excellent! Its about time.

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Re: New publication of Ajahn Buddhadasa's work

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:15 pm

Greetings,

bodom wrote:Excellent! Its about time.

Indeed.

I'm looking forward to it.

Thanks for the heads up, Craig.

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Re: New publication of Ajahn Buddhadasa's work

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:10 am

Thank you Craig for passing on the news.
I'm sure that many of our members will appreciate knowing of the upcoming publication.
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Re: New publication of Ajahn Buddhadasa's work

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:28 am

Greetings,

I'm hoping it's quite structured.

Obviously Ajahn Buddhadasa isn't here to ensure it is, but it would be really nice to have a well-structured and cohesive presentation on Dependent Origination. Somewhat like his "Practical Dependent Origination" text, but more detailed and more thorough.

If it just turns out to be a random scattering of Dhamma talks connected only by the fact they relate to dependent origination, I'll not be quite so enthused.

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Re: New publication of Ajahn Buddhadasa's work

Postby bodom » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:54 pm

So this book is finally being published after being delayed a few years:

Under the Bodhi Tree takes us back to the principles at the heart of Buddha’s teachings—conditionality and dependent co arising. Buddhadasa Bhikkhu makes the case for dependent co arising as a natural law, and builds a compelling presentation of Buddhist philosophy, meditation, and practice from there on up. Basing himself squarely on the Buddha’s own words as preserved in the Pali Canon, he brings clarity and simplicity to what is typically a thorny philosophical knot. By returning dependent co arising to its central place in Buddhist theory and practice, Buddhadasa provides perspective on the Buddha’s own insights and awakening.

Under the Bodhi Tree is another excellent entry from one of the most renowned Buddhist thinkers of modern times.


http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/under-bodhi-tree

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Re: New publication of Ajahn Buddhadasa's work

Postby Zom » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:12 pm

but it would be really nice to have a well-structured and cohesive presentation on Dependent Origination.


His interpretations go too far and can't stand against the 4 great standards of Dhamma mentioned in DN16. :coffee:
However, need to say, this is quite typical for asian teachers, especially thai and sri-lankan.


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