New Analayo Book

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New Analayo Book

Post by Kamran » Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:54 pm

Mindfully Facing Disease and Death, Compassionate Advice from Early Buddhist Texts by Ven. Analayo

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Re: New Analayo Book

Post by bodom » Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:17 am

:thumbsup:

Any new book from Venerable Analayo is cause for rejoice.

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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Re: New Analayo Book

Post by Mkoll » Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:08 am

:bow:

Thank you, Kamran. Ven. Analayo is a treasure.

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Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Re: New Analayo Book

Post by tiltbillings » Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:10 am

Mkoll wrote::bow:

Thank you, Kamran. Ven. Analayo is a treasure.
An excellent scholar and practitioner.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

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Re: New Analayo Book

Post by Javi » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:05 am

Sadhu, I am astounded at the pace Venerable Analayo just keeps producing work tirelessly
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

I have seen all things that are done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a chase after wind — Ecclesiastes 1.14

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Re: New Analayo Book

Post by Nicolas » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:40 pm

Has anyone read the book?

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Re: New Analayo Book

Post by DeannaDuarte » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:27 pm

I haven't read it, this book. But very soon going to read it.

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Re: New Analayo Book

Post by cjmacie » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:26 pm

If he doesn't arrange for "freely-given" access, then it's not dhamma, or his efforts are defiled.

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Re: New Analayo Book

Post by Nicolas » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:33 pm

cjmacie wrote:[...]
I imagine that he does not have the funding/publishing apparatus necessary to print and freely distribute his books, and since he's opted for a printed book vs. online PDF in this case, I imagine his hands are tied and he can no longer release the book's PDF for free distribution.

"As an act of Dhammadāna, Anālayo has waived royalty payments for this book."

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Re: New Analayo Book

Post by cjmacie » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:41 pm

Nicolas wrote:...I imagine his hands are tied and he can no longer release the book's PDF for free distribution.
Aka "fettered" -- that's what I meant by "defiled".

Where there's a will, there's a way...

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Re: New Analayo Book

Post by Nicolas » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:47 pm

cjmacie wrote:[...]
I imagine he made that choice thinking that the publication by Windhorse would reach more people than a free PDF.
Perhaps the waived royalties are going to a good cause?
It could be a good idea to email him to ask him, to get full understanding of the reasons why he chose that route.

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Re: New Analayo Book

Post by bodom » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:10 pm

cjmacie wrote:If he doesn't arrange for "freely-given" access, then it's not dhamma, or his efforts are defiled.
The same could be said about Bodhi's translations then could it not?

:namaste:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Re: New Analayo Book

Post by ieee23 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:45 pm

I've been reading the book.

It isn't what I hoped for from the impression I gained from the title and the way the book has been promoted.

I was hoping for explicit, specialized advice for coping with illness and death.

I haven't finished the book yet, but so far almost all of the sutta references go back to a sick/dying monk/lay adherent being advised to maintain mindfulness as a means of easing the suffering. What you would be doing anyway studying Buddhism.

I do think the book is worth it for the fresh translation, and a fresh translation from a different source. I also like the comparing of sutta versions between the Nikayas and Agamas. Analayo also has a nice writing style.
Whatever a bhikkhu frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. - MN 19

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