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Books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw

Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:29 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
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I have updated the first two of the Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw's books. Only twenty or so more to update — then I can start adding some new books.

Exhortations by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw

Fundamentals of Insight Meditation

I have updated A Discourse on the Hemavata Sutta

I have edited this edition fairly extensively, adding more footnotes, and hyperlinks for easy access to the cross-references when reading it online or if reading the PDF version while online. Links will open in your default browser.

Updated A Discourse on the Mālukyaputta Sutta

This important teaching on the practice of bare attention — when you see, just know that you see it, when you hear, just know that you hear it, when you sense or cognise something, just know that you know it — was also given to Bāhiya Dārucīriya.

Updated Mahasi Abroad recombining the two books in a single PDF file.

Updated Practical Insight Meditation

A Discourse on the Ariyāvāsa Sutta

Buddhist Meditation and its Forty Subjects

A Discourse on the Sakkapañha Sutta

A Discourse on Dependent Origination

A Discourse on Worldly Vicissitudes (Lokadhamma)

On the Nature of Nibbāna

Re: Books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw

Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:45 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
The latest addition — On the Nature of Nibbāna — took a while.

This one is formatted with slightly more generous margins — 0.75" on A5 paper. It includes hyperlinks, PDF bookmarks, and an index.

Updated A Discourse on the Bhāra Sutta

Updated A Discourse on the Sallekha Sutta (A Discourse on Effacement)

This is one of the longest of the many lecture series delivered by Mahasi Sayadaw. The Sallekha Sutta from the Majhimanikāya translated by Nyanaponika Thera is available on Access to Insight.

This updated edition has been reformatted and lightly edited. No doubt there are some errors. Please let me know if you find any.

A Discourse on the Sammāparibbajaniya Sutta completes the updates of books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw.

Re: Books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw

Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:27 am
by suriyopama
Thank You! :thumbsup: :namaste: :thumbsup:

Re: Books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:52 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Added a previously unpublished new edition of A Discourse on the Dhammadāyāda Sutta.


This discourse was an exhortation given by the Sayādaw to his disciples on the occasion of the annual gathering in December 1970, when his disciples from all over Burma came to the main centre in Rangoon to pay respects, listen to an exhortation, and cultivate good friendship.

Re: Books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:27 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Added a previously unpublished new edition of To Nibbāna Via the Noble Eightfold Path which is about the Buddha's teaching to Subhadda, his last disciple.

Added A Discourse on the Purābheda Sutta. This Sutta is from the Suttanipāta, and is one of the six Mahāsamaya discourses given to devas and brahmas. It is about the qualities that distinguish an Arahant — a tranquil sage.

Re: Books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:21 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Added A Discourse on the Vammika Sutta and updated the site.

As usual, I am always grateful for feedback. This is just a first draft, and may well contain some typos or other errors.

Updated the PDF file. If you downloaded it before the time of this post, please get the updated version — the PDF bookmarks were fixed.

Re: Books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:40 pm
by mikenz66
Thanks you Bhante. I've put a link on this thread about that sutta:
http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... =0#p148672" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:anjali:
Mike

Re: Books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:29 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
No need for the mirror site now — hopefully.

Re: Books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:24 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
My Web Site is now up and running on the new host. Downloads should be working again now.

Re: Books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:17 pm
by mikenz66
Thanks Bhante!

:bow:
Mike

Re: Books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:17 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Added A Discourse on the Tuvataka Sutta

I started editing this in 1997 before I last went to Burma, and have only just completed it. Though it seems short at only 70 pages, it was five talks and full of references. It has taken the last few weeks to get to this stage.

I welcome any feedback — there may well still be some errors and typos.

I have also updated the Photo Gallery with some new images. High Resolutions images are in WebP format — you will need to use a supporting browser, or download them and open in IrfanView 4.32, which was used to create them from my original high resolution (600 dpi) scans.

Re: Books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:16 pm
by mikenz66
Thank you Bhante, that looks very interesting.

:anjali:
Mike

Re: Books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:47 am
by Bhikkhu Pesala
I have now added A Discourse on the Culavedalla Sutta to my web site, as well as uploading and updating the PDF file.

This is one of those difficult tasks that I have put off for years, but I finally got around to completing a first draft. It is not even available on my web site yet, as I have only completed a first run through, and a quick check in PDF-XChange viewer to see that its basically OK.

Re: Books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:53 pm
by badscooter
Bhante i cant seem to get on your website.... is it down or is there a problem on my end?

Re: Books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:32 am
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Still working fine here — I do occasionally see a Server busy error, but it rarely lasts for very long.

Bookmark this site: Down For Everyone? and paste a URL into their form if you ever have a problem accessing any site.

Re: Books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:02 pm
by badscooter
thank you Bhante... Everything works now :)

Re: Books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:35 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
My server is currently down again. I am uploading it again to my mirror site:

Aimwell Site Mirror.

Please bookmark this address in case of problems. Content such as PDF files may not be available, but at least the HTML site should be accessible.

Edited to remove links to obsolete mirror sites.

Re: Books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:42 am
by Bhikkhu Pesala
I think some of the server down problems were caused by robots crawling the linked site: A Dictionary of Pali Proper names, which is used as a reference source for many of the books.

I added a robots.txt file to keep the robots off that site, and reduce their activity on the main site — that should reduce the load on the server, which is a free hosting service.

I am currently working on the Sayādaw's "Discourse on the Anattalakkhaṇa Sutta[/url]. I have edited bout 60 pages, and have about 100 more to do, so it might be some time yet before I finish it.

Re: Books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 11:39 am
by Bhikkhu Pesala
I have just uploaded an initial draft of A Discourse on the Anattalakkhana Sutta.

Most of it is not online yet — please download the PDF to read the entire book.

Updated with a slightly better version produced in PagePlus X7.

Re: Books by Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 12:13 pm
by Ben
Thank you, Bhante!