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Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:28 am
by retrofuturist
Greetings,

Having read his wonderful "Concept And Reality in Early Buddhist Thought" and currently being very impressed (perhaps even moreso) with his text "Magic Of The Mind", an exposition of the Kalakarama Sutta.... both published by the Buddhist Publication Society, I thought I might start this thread in the hope of starting a discussion about this contemporary author whose works I've got great respect for, even though I know so little about him.

Some Bhikkhu Ñanananda resources...

Online - http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - contains links to "Ideal Solitude: An Exposition on the Bhaddekaratta Sutta" and "Samyutta Nikaya: An Anthology (Part II)"

Physical Books - http://www.bps.lk/expositionsandstudies.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - where the two aforementioned texts can be purchased at very reasonable prices.

(more information and resources to come if/when I find more!)

Metta,
Retro. :)

Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:39 am
by Ben
Hi Retro

You've piqued my interest!
I've just checked the BPS online library and they say 'Ideal Solitude' is coming soon!
I look forward to it and the discussion here.
Kind regards

Ben

Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:52 am
by cooran
Hello Retro, all,

I admire Bhikkhu Nanananda. I started this thread about the prologue to Magic of the Mind elsewhere, and had forgotten to continue it until now - must find "Magic of the Mind" and get going again:

The Magic Show, An exposition of the Kalakarama Sutta
http://www.lioncity.net/buddhism/index. ... try1123633" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

metta
Chris

Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:01 am
by tiltbillings

Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:02 am
by tiltbillings
He has also done a short anthology for BPS of the Samyutta Nikaya. The translations are are good, but it is the footnotes that really open things up.

Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:08 am
by puthujjana
Another resource: http://www.beyondthenet.net/calm/clm_main1.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:anjali:

Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:35 am
by gavesako
For some reason, Ven. Nyanananda has had a number of students (monks and nuns) from Austria, but I am not sure how many of them are still there, maybe disrobed by now... Certainly his writing style is very intellectual and attracts the Western philosophically-trained mind.

Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:45 am
by Moggalana
I've just stumbled upon the german version of "The Magic of the Mind".
For anyone interested: http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/savi ... eistes.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:52 pm
by Rhino
Moggalana wrote:I've just stumbled upon the german version of "The Magic of the Mind".
For anyone interested: http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/savi ... eistes.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
And much more in german from Nanananda (including the nibbana sermons) can be found here:
http://dhamma-dana.de/buecher.htm#nanananda

Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:18 pm
by retrofuturist
Greetings Tilt,
tiltbillings wrote:And don't overlook this:

http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/Books ... rmon_8.htm
I've only just started reading Sermon 1 and am already blown away by this. Everything I've ever read from this bhikkhu is a veritable tour de force.

Metta,
Retro. :)

Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:28 pm
by clw_uk
retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Tilt,
tiltbillings wrote:And don't overlook this:

http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/Books ... rmon_8.htm
I've only just started reading Sermon 1 and am already blown away by this. Everything I've ever read from this bhikkhu is a veritable tour de force.

Metta,
Retro. :)

Me to they are brilliant, ive never read his works before now

Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:04 am
by appicchato
puthujjana wrote:Another resource: http://www.beyondthenet.net/calm/clm_main1.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Hmmm...I went there and it says 'File Not Found'...

Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:29 pm
by Sanghamitta
Is this one of the group of Bhikkhus that settled in Sri Lanka ?

Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:16 pm
by piotr
Hi,
Sanghamitta wrote:Is this one of the group of Bhikkhus that settled in Sri Lanka ?
No, he is native Sri Lankan.

Re: Bhikkhu Ñanananda

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:13 pm
by retrofuturist
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:anjali:

Metta,
Retro. :)