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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:04 pm
by Nikaya35
According to the Wisdom page in the part of the Buddha Teachings , the Anguttara Nikaya is in the review process . Apparently Bhikkhu Bodhi completed the translation .

Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:59 pm
by daverupa
:clap:

Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:04 pm
by mikenz66
From a recent interview:
http://jizochronicles.com/2011/09/01/in ... khu-bodhi/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
JC: What else would you like people to know about you?

Bhikkhu Bodhi: I should mention that I also translate Buddhist texts from Pali into English. A couple of months ago I completed a translation of the Anguttara Nikaya, which has been submitted to Wisdom Publications and will be published in 2012. I donated a substantial portion of the royalties from my earlier publications to create, through Wisdom, a Nikayas Fund. The intention is to donate sets of the English translations of the four Nikayas to monasteries and libraries in the disadvantaged countries of Buddhist Asia, Eastern Europe, and elsewhere where the costs would be formidable.
:anjali:
Mike

Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:11 am
by retrofuturist
Greetings Mike,

That is cool... it's a positive wholesome thought to bring to mind when forking over our cash to Amazon etc. - a thought that is much preferable to, and more beneficial than an unwholesome "the Dhamma should be free" whinge.

Metta,
Retro. :)

Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:13 am
by Ben
retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Mike,

That is cool... it's a positive wholesome thought to bring to mind when forking over our cash to Amazon etc. - a thought that is much preferable to, and more beneficial than an unwholesome "the Dhamma should be free" whinge.

Metta,
Retro. :)
Indeed!

Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:54 am
by mikenz66
retrofuturist wrote: That is cool... it's a positive wholesome thought to bring to mind when forking over our cash to Amazon etc.
Perhaps off topic but for us down here shipping costs from Amazon are ridiculous and the US mail moves like a wounded snail...
I'd always try at least: http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; first...

:anjali:
Mike

Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:59 am
by Ben
Hi Mike
Some other choices include Pariyatti.org and dhammabooks.com (Australia).
kind regards,

Ben

Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:32 am
by dhammapal
Hi Mike, Retro, all,

How much do you think Wisdom would need from a wealthy donor in order to allow a electronic copy for Free Distribution so people could copy and paste suttas onto DhammaWheel? I guess this is an occasion to remember the wonderful generosity of John Bullitt at Access to Insight for his unpaid publishing efforts.

Thanks / dhammapal.

Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:39 pm
by Suriya
Anyone have any news on the release date? :namaste:

Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:47 pm
by Ben
No news yet.
When we do - be sure we'll post the details here.
kind regards,

Ben

Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:29 am
by dhammapal
Hi Suriya, welcome to DhammaWheel.

You can sign up to Wisdom Publications' New Release E-Mail Alerts at their website:
http://www.wisdompubs.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

With metta / dhammapal.

Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:47 am
by Nikaya35
The release date is between August 15 and September .Any person that wish to preorder the anguttara nikaya book can do it know. The preorder price is 45 bucks. For more info visit the wisdom web site .

Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:06 am
by Ben
More information: http://www.wisdompubs.org/Pages/display ... n=&image=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:18 am
by DNS
:woohoo:

Excellent news!

Just ordered a copy. I already have the PTS version and refer to it and study it frequently. By far the best Nikaya, in my opinion. The last of the four primary Nikayas to be translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi, he has saved the best for last.

Just saw in the preview that according to an analysis of Canon, the AN has more Suttas regarding lay people than any other Nikaya; although not that surprising since it has the most Suttas.

PTS did a great job, but it will be nice to see the update to modern English in this translation and if there are any other differences.

Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:33 am
by bodom
Yes!!!

:anjali:

Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:57 am
by cooran
Just ordered a copy too. Though the postage is a killer if you want it to arrive promptly in Oz. :tongue:

Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:05 am
by Ben
cooran wrote:Though the postage is a killer if you want it to arrive promptly in Oz. :tongue:
Holy mole-e!
You;re not wrong, Chris. The cost of shipping to Australia is more than the cost of the book. I think I'll have a chat with the good wife before going ahead with that credit card transaction.
kind regards,

Ben

Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:33 am
by retrofuturist
Greetings Ben,

WAIT!

No doubt you'll get it cheaper from Book Depository closer to the release date.

Metta,
Retro. :)

Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:19 am
by mikenz66
Great News.

The Thematic Guide available on the book web page is interesting. Similar to, but with some variations on, the thematic divisions used in "In the Buddha's Words", which I've always found extremely helpful in making sense out of the Sutta Pitaka.

:anjali:
Mike

Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:24 am
by tiltbillings
Of the four major Nikayas this is -- in my opinion -- the most intertersting and provocative. It is probably a good thing it was translated last and that Ven Bodhi built upon Ven Nynanaponika's translation.