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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:29 pm

I have added A Manual of the Perfections (Pāramī Dīpanī) to my web site, and updated all of the pages for Venerable Ledi Sayādaw, Mahāsi Sayādaw, and my own books.

This latest addition may be of interest only to scholars. It has been sitting on my various computers for about thirty years, so I thought it was about time it was edited and published.
“About 2,000 students attended the lectures delivered daily by the Venerable Sankyaung Sayādaw. One day the Venerable Sayādaw set in Pāḷi 20 questions on the perfections (pāramī) and asked all the students to answer them. None of them except Bhikkhu Nyāṇa could answer those questions satisfactorily.” He collected all these answers and when he attained 14 Rains (vassa), and while he was still in San-kyaung monastery, he published his first book, A Manual of the Perfections (Pāramī Dīpanī).”
I still have a few more to do: Āhāra Dīpanī, Nibbāna Dīpanī, and a few others.

As usual, please let me know about broken links, and other errors.
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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Ben » Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:03 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:I have added A Manual of the Perfections (Pāramī Dīpanī) to my web site, and updated all of the pages for Venerable Ledi Sayādaw, Mahāsi Sayādaw, and my own books.

This latest addition may be of interest only to scholars. It has been sitting on my various computers for about thirty years, so I thought it was about time it was edited and published.
“About 2,000 students attended the lectures delivered daily by the Venerable Sankyaung Sayādaw. One day the Venerable Sayādaw set in Pāḷi 20 questions on the perfections (pāramī) and asked all the students to answer them. None of them except Bhikkhu Nyāṇa could answer those questions satisfactorily.” He collected all these answers and when he attained 14 Rains (vassa), and while he was still in San-kyaung monastery, he published his first book, A Manual of the Perfections (Pāramī Dīpanī).”
I still have a few more to do: Āhāra Dīpanī, Nibbāna Dīpanī, and a few others.

As usual, please let me know about broken links, and other errors.
Thank you, Bhante.
I look forward to reading it.
Kind regards,
Ben
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Learn this from the waters:
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but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:20 pm

Please see the updated post below.
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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Ben » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:25 am

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:I have managed to recover some old WordPerfect files from floppy disks (they are over 20 years old), and have started editing them in LibreOffice to see if anything is worth publishing.

I will upload more, and update existing files as time allows. If you're interested, visit this folder:

http://www.aimwell.org/LediSayadaw/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Browse to http://www.aimwell.org/LediSayadaw/Suttanipata" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

and download any of the files there. They are in Open Document *.odt format so should open in OpenOffice or LibreOffice (and Word?)

I have done only preliminary editing thus far to convert some diacritical marks to Unicode encoding, but it's already enough to read them. They use Linux fonts, which you will no doubt have already if you have LibreOffice/OpenOffice. Any good Unicode font would do for reading the Pāḷi.
Thank you, Bhante!
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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by coreycook950 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:43 pm

Thank you very much, Venerable Sir, for this wealth of Dhamma information.

With Gratitude,

Corey

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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:12 pm

I am not at all sure who the translator was for the Suttanipāta Commentary, so I have deleted my previous post.

I have now uploaded most of the files that I have. All are in Open Document Format: *.odt for editing in LibreOffice.

I have managed to recover some old WordPerfect files from floppy disks (they are over 20 years old), and have started editing them in LibreOffice to see if anything is worth publishing.

I will update existing files as time allows. If you're interested, visit this folder:

Books by Ledi Sayādaw (and Others) • I will keep this as the root folder, but add subfolders for individual books at later stages.

Browse to Translation of Suttanipāta Commentary

or Translation of Apadāna Commentary

and download any of the files there. They are in Open Document *.odt format so should open in OpenOffice or LibreOffice (and Word?)

I have done only preliminary editing thus far to convert some diacritical marks to Unicode encoding, but it's already enough to read them. They use Linux fonts, which you will no doubt have already if you have LibreOffice/OpenOffice. Any good Unicode font would do for reading the Pāḷi.

I have now uploaded a translation of the Theragāthā Commentary
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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:16 pm

I have now uploaded the first draft of the first section of the Suttanipāta Commentary

This part is only my Foreword and the Translator's Preface (total 48 pages). The entire work is about 1,000 pages, and due to the amount of editing required it may never get completed. Every paragraph needs changing to make it readable.
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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:08 am

I have just uploaded a first draft of A Manual of Nutriment
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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by The Thinker » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:22 am

Many thanks :namaste:
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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:54 pm

Updated with some corrections.

A Manual of Nutriment

The original unedited version is available as a LibreOffice Document.
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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Ben » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:39 pm

Much gratitude to you Bhante for your meritorious efforts.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:32 pm

I just uploaded A Manual of Donation and Morality (Dānādi Dīpanī) or literally, "A Manual of Donation and so forth.

I omitted a couple of chapters that were not by the Venerable Ledi Sayādaw, which you can find appended to the LibreOffice (original) version.
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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:21 am

I just uploaded A Manual of the Requisites of Enlightenment (Bodhipakkhiya Dīpanī). This is based on the BPS edition, but I have added back a large section that was abridged, and changed references to the more precise format used by the PTS.

While still a layman staying at Birmingham Vihāra, and when I was still following the U Ba Khin tradition, I read the Manuals of Buddhism frequently, and especially this one.

As usual, please let me know (email is best) if you find any errors or broken links.
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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Javi » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:47 pm

:anjali:

Thank you venerable Pesala for your tireless work.
Vayadhammā saṅkhārā appamādena sampādethā — All things decay and disappoint, it is through vigilance that you succeed — Mahāparinibbāna Sutta

Self-taught poverty is a help toward philosophy, for the things which philosophy attempts to teach by reasoning, poverty forces us to practice. — Diogenes of Sinope

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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:25 pm

Please Note: My free web-host now imposes a daily sleep time, which I have set to start from 13:00 GMT.

Bookmark the Mirror Site, which is less likely to go offline.
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