Buddhist Stories from the Khandhakas: Selections from The Book of the Discipline—Epub, Kindle

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Buddhist Stories from the Khandhakas: Selections from The Book of the Discipline—Epub, Kindle

Post by BKh » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:14 pm

A new item for your summer reading list...

Buddhist Stories from the Khandhakas: Selections from The Book of the Discipline, translated by I. B. Horner
https://readingfaithfully.org/buddhist- ... ub-kindle/

From the Preface:
The Vinaya is a source of not only valuable spiritual teachings, but a rich collection of humanizing stories. There are stories of great virtue and great vice, great wisdom and great foolishness. Because the Vinaya Pitaka also contains an impressive amount of intricate training rules for monastics, it is often skipped over by people who might otherwise benefit. The current edition of the Khandhakas is an attempt to make it easier for people to discover their next spiritual inspiration.

Although the title of this edition specifically calls out stories, many of the passages that are also found in the Sutta Pitaka are included. As well, a rather long section, chapter 18, contains detailed instructions on how to go about the daily chores of living in a monastery. Because they are the story of every day life, they have also been included.

Within chapters an ellipsis is included where material has been removed. As well, the footnotes have been removed as they rarely related to the narrative drive of the stories. All the titles remain as they are in the original edition so if you want to learn more you can. The original publication can be found on the download page of SuttaCentral.net.
I'd love to hear about people's experience reading from the Vinaya Pitaka and if this new edition sparks your interest.
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Re: Buddhist Stories from the Khandhakas: Selections from The Book of the Discipline—Epub, Kindle

Post by pitakele » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:04 pm

BKh wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:14 pm
A new item for your summer reading list...

Buddhist Stories from the Khandhakas: Selections from The Book of the Discipline, translated by I. B. Horner
https://readingfaithfully.org/buddhist- ... ub-kindle/
Thank you for posting👌
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Re: Buddhist Stories from the Khandhakas: Selections from The Book of the Discipline—Epub, Kindle

Post by BKh » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:35 am

pitakele wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:04 pm
Thank you for posting👌
You are most welcome.
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Re: Buddhist Stories from the Khandhakas: Selections from The Book of the Discipline—Epub, Kindle

Post by BKh » Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:24 pm

Someone asked for a pdf version so one was added.
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