Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Post by Nikaya35 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:04 pm

According to the Wisdom page in the part of the Buddha Teachings , the Anguttara Nikaya is in the review process . Apparently Bhikkhu Bodhi completed the translation .

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Post by daverupa » Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:59 pm

:clap:
  • "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: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Post by mikenz66 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:04 pm

From a recent interview:
http://jizochronicles.com/2011/09/01/in ... khu-bodhi/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
JC: What else would you like people to know about you?

Bhikkhu Bodhi: I should mention that I also translate Buddhist texts from Pali into English. A couple of months ago I completed a translation of the Anguttara Nikaya, which has been submitted to Wisdom Publications and will be published in 2012. I donated a substantial portion of the royalties from my earlier publications to create, through Wisdom, a Nikayas Fund. The intention is to donate sets of the English translations of the four Nikayas to monasteries and libraries in the disadvantaged countries of Buddhist Asia, Eastern Europe, and elsewhere where the costs would be formidable.
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Post by retrofuturist » Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:11 am

Greetings Mike,

That is cool... it's a positive wholesome thought to bring to mind when forking over our cash to Amazon etc. - a thought that is much preferable to, and more beneficial than an unwholesome "the Dhamma should be free" whinge.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Post by Ben » Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:13 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Mike,

That is cool... it's a positive wholesome thought to bring to mind when forking over our cash to Amazon etc. - a thought that is much preferable to, and more beneficial than an unwholesome "the Dhamma should be free" whinge.

Metta,
Retro. :)
Indeed!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Post by mikenz66 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:54 am

retrofuturist wrote: That is cool... it's a positive wholesome thought to bring to mind when forking over our cash to Amazon etc.
Perhaps off topic but for us down here shipping costs from Amazon are ridiculous and the US mail moves like a wounded snail...
I'd always try at least: http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; first...

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Post by Ben » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:59 am

Hi Mike
Some other choices include Pariyatti.org and dhammabooks.com (Australia).
kind regards,

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Post by dhammapal » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:32 am

Hi Mike, Retro, all,

How much do you think Wisdom would need from a wealthy donor in order to allow a electronic copy for Free Distribution so people could copy and paste suttas onto DhammaWheel? I guess this is an occasion to remember the wonderful generosity of John Bullitt at Access to Insight for his unpaid publishing efforts.

Thanks / dhammapal.

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Post by Suriya » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:39 pm

Anyone have any news on the release date? :namaste:

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Post by Ben » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:47 pm

No news yet.
When we do - be sure we'll post the details here.
kind regards,

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Post by Nikaya35 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:47 am

The release date is between August 15 and September .Any person that wish to preorder the anguttara nikaya book can do it know. The preorder price is 45 bucks. For more info visit the wisdom web site .

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Post by Ben » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:06 am

More information: http://www.wisdompubs.org/Pages/display ... n=&image=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Post by DNS » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:18 am

:woohoo:

Excellent news!

Just ordered a copy. I already have the PTS version and refer to it and study it frequently. By far the best Nikaya, in my opinion. The last of the four primary Nikayas to be translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi, he has saved the best for last.

Just saw in the preview that according to an analysis of Canon, the AN has more Suttas regarding lay people than any other Nikaya; although not that surprising since it has the most Suttas.

PTS did a great job, but it will be nice to see the update to modern English in this translation and if there are any other differences.

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Post by bodom » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:33 am

Yes!!!

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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.

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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


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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Post by cooran » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:57 am

Just ordered a copy too. Though the postage is a killer if you want it to arrive promptly in Oz. :tongue:
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Post by Ben » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:05 am

cooran wrote:Though the postage is a killer if you want it to arrive promptly in Oz. :tongue:
Holy mole-e!
You;re not wrong, Chris. The cost of shipping to Australia is more than the cost of the book. I think I'll have a chat with the good wife before going ahead with that credit card transaction.
kind regards,

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Post by retrofuturist » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:33 am

Greetings Ben,

WAIT!

No doubt you'll get it cheaper from Book Depository closer to the release date.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Post by mikenz66 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:19 am

Great News.

The Thematic Guide available on the book web page is interesting. Similar to, but with some variations on, the thematic divisions used in "In the Buddha's Words", which I've always found extremely helpful in making sense out of the Sutta Pitaka.

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Post by tiltbillings » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:24 am

Of the four major Nikayas this is -- in my opinion -- the most intertersting and provocative. It is probably a good thing it was translated last and that Ven Bodhi built upon Ven Nynanaponika's translation.
>> 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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