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Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:15 pm

I have updated a few more of the books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw. No great changes, just reformatting and correcting some errors.

A Manual of the Dhamma — A reply by the Sayādaw to thirteen questions posed by lay Buddhists regarding how to deal with shameless and immoral monks.

Cow Dhamma — Part One of the Goṇasūra Dīpanī on meat-eating and intoxicants.

A Talk on Intoxicants and Gambling — Part Two of the Goṇsūra Dīpanī on intoxicants, horse-racing, and gambling.
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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Modus.Ponens » Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:55 pm

Thank you venerable, for your work in spreading the dhamma. :anjali:

A question: did you write the editor's forward to the Manual of Dhamma?
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
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Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:30 pm

Yes. You will see my name as the editor on the book's title page.

I have added my name as the editor to the index page on the web site.

Just updated: A Manual of the Excellent Man too.
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Post by rowyourboat » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:25 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Yes. You will see my name as the editor on the book's title page.

I have added my name as the editor to the index page on the web site.

Just updated: A Manual of the Excellent Man too.
Hi Bhanthe,

You must be quite proud of that!

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Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:53 pm

A Manual of the Path Factors completes the set of those works by the Venerable Ledi Sayādaw that I had published before.

I have also updated Buddhist Wisdom by the late Venerable Mahāgandhayon Sayādaw, U Janakābhivamsa. That is the only one of his I have edited.
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Post by Rui Sousa » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:26 pm

Venerable,

Thank you for the links. I started reading "A Talk on Intoxicants and Gambling" and today it was very helpful at a certain moment of the day.
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Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:52 pm

I just added A Manual of Religious Heritage to my site.

This is only a short article of 16 pages, written while the Sayādaw was travelling on a ferry to Rangoon from Akyab.
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Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:36 pm

My server is currently down again. I have uploaded it to my mirror site:

Aimwell.org Site Mirror.

Edited to remove obsolete links.
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Post by Ben » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:46 pm

Ah, thank you Bhante.
I appreciate your excellent work in translation, especially in translating and making available the works of the Venerable Ledi Sayadaw. Thank you for your valuable work assisting in preserving and propagating the Sasana.
Anumodana on your meritorious efforts!
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Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:37 pm

I wish I could do more, but its very time-consuming to edit the longer books. I don't think many will be interested in the more academic works like the Pāramī Dīpanī or the Āhāra Dīpanī even if I could find time to edit them.

My site is back up again now — it seems like my free hosting service has to do some server maintenance about once a month, and it usually seems to be on a Sunday.
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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:27 am

Updated three important works by the Sayādaw:

A Manual of Respiration (Ānāpāna Dīpanī)
A Manual of the Dhammas (Dhamma Dīpanī)
A Manual of the Path Factors (Maggaṅga Dīpanī)
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Post by Ben » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:51 am

Thank you, Bhante!
“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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Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:02 am

A Manual of the Excellent Man completes the set of Ledi Sayādaw's works currently available.

It never ceases to amaze me that every time I edit a book I find some more errors — mostly nothing serious, but still worth fixing.

I might add some new titles later — I have plenty more of the Sayādaw's works, but all require more time than I have to spare at the moment.
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Post by Ben » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:08 am

Thank you again, Bhante.
I am quite partial to the Sayadaw's writings. I had the opportunity to meditate in his meditation cave by the Chindwin River a few years ago.
Can you please tell me, are there any of his works that have not been translated into English yet?
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Ben
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- 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: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:35 am

You can find a list of his books appended to A Manual of the Path Factors.

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Those marked with † I have translated into English but are in need of editing. A couple are attached above so people can what kind of state they're in. There are links to the published versions. If you know of others available elsewhere, please let me know and I will update the list.
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Post by Ben » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:42 pm

Thank you, Bhante, that is excellent.
Some of those works I am not familiar with.
The works I am familiar with are published under the title Manuals of Buddhism/Dhamma. I also have Manual of the Excellent Man and Manual of Nibbana. I'll dig out my electronic copy of Manual of Nibbana and cross reference it against your list as its been awhile since I have read it.
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- 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: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:55 pm

Please check your copy of The Manuals of Dhamma and correct the Wikipedia entry for the list of its contents, which seem to have copied the same error as I have on my site, which was probably copied from elsewhere as I don't have the book now.
  1. Manual of Insight (Vipassanā Dīpanī)
  2. Manual of Conditional Relations (Paṭṭhanuddesa Dīpanī)
  3. Manual of Right Views (Sammādiṭṭhi Dīpanī)
  4. Manual of the Four Noble Truths (Catusaccā Dīpanī)
  5. Manual of the Factors of Enlightenment (Bodhipakkhiya Dīpanī)
  6. Manual of the Constituents of the Path (Maggaṅga Dīpanī)
  7. Five Kinds of Light (Alin Kyan)
  8. 5 Questions on Kamma; Anattanisaṃsā
I think the Manual of Right Views should be Sammādiṭṭhi Dīpanī and not Vipassanā Dīpanī as listed in all online references I could find.

I think the Niyāmi Dīpanī should be there too.
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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Javi » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:38 pm

Thank you very much for your hard work Bhante! I am so happy to have the works of this very respected teacher. :bow: :anjali:
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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:52 pm

Manuals of Buddhism is a Directory of the Buddhist Manuals written by the Venerable Ledi Sayādaw.

The PDF is attached here too. Let me know if you spot any errors or typos. It was a bit of a rush job.
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