Early Buddhism resources

Textual analysis and comparative discussion on early Buddhist sects and texts.
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Re: Early Buddhism resources

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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:

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=13943#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

Postby 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

Postby 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;

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Postby polarbear101 » 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;

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Postby 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
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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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-Tale-Time-Buddha-ebook/dp/B007SWDG1S
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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Postby Dhammanando » Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:47 am

Kamran wrote:The Kosambi Intrigue.


Given the portentous title, one would have thought that the author must surely be Robert Ludlum. But no, apparently it's a certain Susan Carol Stone:

    About the Author

    "Susan Stone, Ph.D., is author of "At the Eleventh Hour; Caring for My Dying Mother" (Present Perfect Books, 2001), a memoir on mindfulness and caregiving, which was nominated for "ForeWord Magazine’s" Book of the Year award in 2001. Authors Stephen and Ondrea Levine called the book “an exquisite exploration of the heart.” She is also co-author of "The American Mosaic" (McGraw Hill, 1995), a research study on workforce diversity, and is author of articles on mindfulness. "The Kosambi Intrigue" is her first novel. Susan has meditated for almost 30 years, has lived in monasteries for 3 years and has received mindfulness training from nationally recognized teachers. She teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the University of Virginia, and she co-leads the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville, a weekly mindfulness meditation group. She has taught mindfulness to middle-school students; founded and taught weekly mindfulness groups in men’s and women’s maximum-security prisons; and is a co-founder of the Blue Ridge Prison Project. She was on the staff of the Being with Dying program at Upaya in Santa Fe NM for two years. Susan leads mindfulness workshops, classes and retreats around the country. She was a hospice volunteer and is a Reiki master who has worked with AIDS patients."


    "When a trivial incident sparks conflict in a Buddhist monastery, a young monk named Sati is embroiled in a plot that reaches all the way to the palace and inflames the city of Kosambi."


The story was published in 2012, but with no sequels or further efforts in the same genre. Isn't it odd that Dr. Stone has stopped at just one? One would have thought there'd be a great market for Sutta-inspired novels with Ludlumesque titles...

Nanda Sutta: The Dove-footed Nymph Ultimatum
Kūṭadanta Sutta: The Snaggle-tooth Inheritance
Lakkhaṇa Sutta: The Thirty-two Mark Identity
Kevaḍḍha Sutta: The Miracle Contenders
Tevijja Sutta: The Brahma Affair
Aggañña Sutta: The Abhassara Regression
Sigalovāda Sutta: The Six-Directioned Directive
Kālāma Sutta: The Misquoted Protocol
Sedaka Sutta: The Pole-Climbers' Compact
Aṅgulimāla Sutta: The Finger-Collecting Imperative

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Postby Kamran » Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:09 am

Apparently, its the first book in the "Sati Trilogy" :) I just started reading the Kosambi Intrigue, and its good. Interestingly, its the first historical fiction of the Buddha time since Hesses's Siddartha.

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Postby daverupa » Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:00 pm

Kamran wrote:Apparently, its the first book in the "Sati Trilogy"...the Kosambi Intrigue


"When a trivial incident sparks conflict in a Buddhist monastery, a young monk named Sati is embroiled in a plot that reaches all the way to the palace and inflames the city of Kosambi. Amid corrosive tensions, Sati struggles to make sense of his monastic calling and the teachings of mindfulness and lovingkindness. He faces challenges that test even the wisdom of the Buddha, exposing the worst and inspiring the best in all those caught in the plot."
    "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

Postby JiWe » Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:00 pm

I came across this, perhaps it's useful?

Linguistic Ambiguities,
the Transmissional Process,
and the Earliest Recoverable Language of Buddhism
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Bryan Geoffrey Levman

PhD thesis 2014

https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/bits ... thesis.pdf

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Re: Early Buddhism resources

Postby piotr » Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:28 pm

Bhikkhu Analayo: The Satipatthana Sutta

http://learn.wisdompubs.org/podcast/bhikkhu-analayo/
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