Wisdom (Bhikkhu Bodhi) Pali Canon on sale thru 25 May

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Wisdom (Bhikkhu Bodhi) Pali Canon on sale thru 25 May

Post by Homohabilis » Sat May 12, 2018 10:42 pm

Email from Wisdom Publications informs that their set of Pali Canon translations (8 volumes, mostly by Bhikkhu Bodhi) is on sale at 40% off regular prices thru 25 May. Both physical books and ebooks (nice bundles including .epub, .mobi & .pdf, and reasonably priced unlike most through retail channels). Use code PALI40 for discount.
https://www.wisdompubs.org/books/pali-canon

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Post by SarathW » Sun May 13, 2018 1:33 am

Thank you.
Do I have to order individual books or can I use one code for the whole canon?
Is this the English translation?
What is the discounted price for the whole set?
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Re: Wisdom (Bhikkhu Bodhi) Pali Canon on sale thru 25 May

Post by mikenz66 » Sun May 27, 2018 11:08 am

They have continued the sale for a few more days, you can order as many or as few as you like.
I found it useful to fill in the electronic versions that I didn't already have. However, Wisdom's shipping options are extremely expensive for non-US customers so I ordered the hard copy Sutta Nipata from www.bookdepository.com, which cost less than Wisdom's shipping charge...

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Re: Wisdom (Bhikkhu Bodhi) Pali Canon on sale thru 25 May

Post by ieee23 » Sun May 27, 2018 12:24 pm

You can get the Nikayas legally and for free if you are willing to wait.

Ajahn Sujato spent the last several years making a new translation of the 4 main nikayas.

They are viewable on suttacentral.net.

He has plans to offer the translations as epubs AND even printed versions.

In the meantime some cobbled together a free epub of Ajahn Sujato's Middle Length Discourse you can legally download for free

https://www.dropbox.com/s/y1t1gaw5n0107 ... .epub?dl=0
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Post by ieee23 » Sun May 27, 2018 2:03 pm

I spoke too soon you can get FREE and LEGAL epubs of Ajahn Sujatos new translations of the Middle Length and Long Discourses

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=31985
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Re: Wisdom (Bhikkhu Bodhi) Pali Canon on sale thru 25 May

Post by mikenz66 » Sun May 27, 2018 8:16 pm

ieee23 wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 12:24 pm
You can get the Nikayas legally and for free if you are willing to wait.
Ajahn Sujato spent the last several years making a new translation of the 4 main nikayas.
Yes, that's very true. It's amazing what Bhante Sujato has managed to do in a relatively short time, and it's very valuable to have a new complete, consistent, plain English translation of those four nikayas, especially with the option of sentence-by-sentence comparison with the Pali. And there is a translation of the Vinaya, the earlier parts of the KN, and quite a lot of the Abhidhamma.

On the other hand, if you want detailed footnotes and cross-referencing, Bhikkhu Bodhi's translations are excellent. They both have a place. As, of course, do other efforts, such as Thanissaro Bhikkhu's translations at https://www.dhammatalks.org/ - these significantly update the old Access to Insight translations, Piya Tan's translations at http://dharmafarer.org/wordpress/, and a number of other efforts that collect translations, such as http://obo.genaud.net/.

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Post by SarathW » Wed May 30, 2018 10:00 pm

I ordered the four Nikayas and got the discount today.
As Mike said shipping cost is expensive.
I mainly ordered the books for the benefit of others.
I can donate them to my local temple.
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Post by SarathW » Thu May 31, 2018 12:35 pm

Do not forget to get your currency conversion right.
Wisdom prices are in USD.
I got a bit of a surprise when I see the charges in my account.
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Post by James Tan » Thu May 31, 2018 5:12 pm

SarathW wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 12:35 pm
Do not forget to get your currency conversion right.
Wisdom prices are in USD.
I got a bit of a surprise when I see the charges in my account.
How much exactly the total amount ?
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Post by SarathW » Thu May 31, 2018 10:05 pm

How much exactly the total amount ?
It is not their fault I did not do the conversion correctly for my own calculations.
I got the 40% discount.
Compare the prices with the link provided by Mike.
It is in AUD and perhaps cheaper.
The discount is still on.

https://www.bookdepository.com/In-the-B ... 0861714919
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