"Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:10 pm
"I am working on a different edition, by a different translator, and have so far
published the first 100 pages as a PDF.
A Manual of Insight Meditation (http://www.aimwell.org/manualofinsight.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) Translator
U Min Swe (Min Kyaw Thu)
That's an excellent thing to do, IMO. Looking at the first 100 pages, it appears to contain what's in the 1984 original with only minor changes in text, a couple of things moved around, and improved structural highlighting (e.g. paragraphing, "Explanation" sections).
p. ix "Editor's Preface""That it has taken over seventy years for this work (the Burmese edition was published in 1945) to appear in an English edition is some measure of the size of the task."
It puzzling that you say this, when U Min Swe's translation was done in 1984? I.e. it took 39 years, from Burmese first edition. I still haven't found an answer to the question why Steve Armstrong (and you) seem to overlook that the first English translation dates from 1984.