Early Buddhism resources

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Post by daverupa » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:48 pm

I've only read the conclusion at this point; very impressive. Pages from my own thoughts, it seemed to me, but more clearly phrased.
  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Post by Kare » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:55 pm

Looks interesting. I ordered the book, and I am looking forward to reading it.
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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Post by daverupa » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:59 pm

Jātaka Stories in Theravāda Buddhism: Narrating the Bodhisatta Path, by Naomi Appleton.

Reviewed here.
These few shortcomings, however, do not lessen the overall value and contributions of this well-researched book. Naomi Appleton succeeds in drawing attention to the historical development and the ideology of a distinct and influential genre of Pāli Buddhist literature. She gives with great care and clarity the long-awaited attention that such popular and influential Buddhist texts so richly deserve.
This book was already mentioned a while ago:

http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... 43#p205877

but I didn't see it in this thread.
  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Post by piotr » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:50 pm

Hi, :spy:

I'm searching for Early Buddhism and the Bhagavadgita by Kashi Nath Upadhyaya. If anyone is willing to share it would be much appreciated.
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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Post by cooran » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:59 am

It appears there is no eBook and it has to be purchased through online places like GoogleBooks and Amazon:

http://books.google.com.au/books/about/ ... edir_esc=y" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Post by Polar Bear » Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:20 pm

I cannot say I have looked through this whole thread to see if this has already been posted but here is a link to Bhikkhu Analyo's publications which are of great value in learning about early buddhism via comparative study as well as other historical considerations. There is enough material here to keep you busy for days. Anyway, I suggest you take a look.

http://www.buddhismuskunde.uni-hamburg. ... ations.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Post by Kamran » Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:54 pm

I can't recommend "The Buddha: the social revolutionary potential of Buddhism" enough.

It makes you really feel as you are walking with the Buddha and you get a strong background in social and historical context including the Buddha's preference for cities and his winning over of kings and rulers.

N0w available as a free PDF from Pariyatti
http://store.pariyatti.org/Buddha-The-- ... _4652.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Post by piotr » Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:01 am

Hi,

Does anyone of you has The Pitaka-disclosure (Petakopadesa) translated by Bhikkhu Nanamoli in digital format? :geek:
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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Post by daverupa » Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:30 pm

Ascetic figures before and in early Buddhism : the emergence of Gautama as the Buddha, by Martin Gerald Wiltshire, 1990.
Our conclusion with respect to the identity of the paccekabuddhas, therefore, is that they are the common ascetic tradition out of which the Sramanic Movements of Buddhism and Jainism emerged as sectarian manifestations. This theory of their identity explains the presence of the concept in both Buddhism and Jainism and accounts for the resemblance of these traditions - doctrinally, ethically and soteriologically.
  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Post by Dhammanando » Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:00 pm

daverupa wrote:Ascetic figures before and in early Buddhism : the emergence of Gautama as the Buddha, by Martin Gerald Wiltshire, 1990.
Reviewed and comprehensively trashed by Steven Collins.

Wiltshire’s attempted rejoinder to Collins.

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Post by daverupa » Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:19 pm

Dhammanando wrote:...comprehensively trashed [&] Wiltshire’s attempted rejoinder...
Anemically trashy criticism, presumably; I can't seem to find it online. Anyway, the rejoinder attempt succeeds, it seems to me.

I think Norman also reviewed this book... maybe I can find that one...
  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Post by ihrjordan » Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:23 pm

Don't know if it's already listed or not but "The origin of Buddhist Meditation" by Aleander Wynne is a good one.

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Post by daverupa » Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:30 pm

daverupa wrote:...I think Norman also reviewed this book... maybe I can find that one...
Norman basically thinks the author lacked the linguistic expertise to write it, at least the way it came to be written, but the review is at least locatable in JSTOR. He wrote some of his own thoughts about paccekabuddhas in Buddhist Studies: Ancient and Modern (Collected Papers on South Asia), for what it's worth. That paper would probably meet with less vitriol, so I'll find it next.
  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Post by Kamran » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:31 am

The Kosambi Intrigue; A Tale in the Time of Buddha - a historical novel based on a conflict recorded in the pali suttas.

http://www.amazon.com/Kosambi-Intrigue- ... B007SWDG1S
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