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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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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

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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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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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:29 pm

I have added A Manual of the Perfections (Pāramī Dīpanī) to my web site, and updated all of the pages for Venerable Ledi Sayādaw, Mahāsi Sayādaw, and my own books.

This latest addition may be of interest only to scholars. It has been sitting on my various computers for about thirty years, so I thought it was about time it was edited and published.
“About 2,000 students attended the lectures delivered daily by the Venerable Sankyaung Sayādaw. One day the Venerable Sayādaw set in Pāḷi 20 questions on the perfections (pāramī) and asked all the students to answer them. None of them except Bhikkhu Nyāṇa could answer those questions satisfactorily.” He collected all these answers and when he attained 14 Rains (vassa), and while he was still in San-kyaung monastery, he published his first book, A Manual of the Perfections (Pāramī Dīpanī).”
I still have a few more to do: Āhāra Dīpanī, Nibbāna Dīpanī, and a few others.

As usual, please let me know about broken links, and other errors.
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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Ben » Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:03 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:I have added A Manual of the Perfections (Pāramī Dīpanī) to my web site, and updated all of the pages for Venerable Ledi Sayādaw, Mahāsi Sayādaw, and my own books.

This latest addition may be of interest only to scholars. It has been sitting on my various computers for about thirty years, so I thought it was about time it was edited and published.
“About 2,000 students attended the lectures delivered daily by the Venerable Sankyaung Sayādaw. One day the Venerable Sayādaw set in Pāḷi 20 questions on the perfections (pāramī) and asked all the students to answer them. None of them except Bhikkhu Nyāṇa could answer those questions satisfactorily.” He collected all these answers and when he attained 14 Rains (vassa), and while he was still in San-kyaung monastery, he published his first book, A Manual of the Perfections (Pāramī Dīpanī).”
I still have a few more to do: Āhāra Dīpanī, Nibbāna Dīpanī, and a few others.

As usual, please let me know about broken links, and other errors.
Thank you, Bhante.
I look forward to reading it.
Kind regards,
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 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:20 pm

Please see the updated post below.
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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Ben » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:25 am

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:I have managed to recover some old WordPerfect files from floppy disks (they are over 20 years old), and have started editing them in LibreOffice to see if anything is worth publishing.

I will upload more, and update existing files as time allows. If you're interested, visit this folder:

http://www.aimwell.org/LediSayadaw/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Browse to http://www.aimwell.org/LediSayadaw/Suttanipata" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

and download any of the files there. They are in Open Document *.odt format so should open in OpenOffice or LibreOffice (and Word?)

I have done only preliminary editing thus far to convert some diacritical marks to Unicode encoding, but it's already enough to read them. They use Linux fonts, which you will no doubt have already if you have LibreOffice/OpenOffice. Any good Unicode font would do for reading the Pāḷi.
Thank you, Bhante!
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“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: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by coreycook950 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:43 pm

Thank you very much, Venerable Sir, for this wealth of Dhamma information.

With Gratitude,

Corey

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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:12 pm

I am not at all sure who the translator was for the Suttanipāta Commentary, so I have deleted my previous post.

I have now uploaded most of the files that I have. All are in Open Document Format: *.odt for editing in LibreOffice.

I have managed to recover some old WordPerfect files from floppy disks (they are over 20 years old), and have started editing them in LibreOffice to see if anything is worth publishing.

I will update existing files as time allows. If you're interested, visit this folder:

Books by Ledi Sayādaw (and Others) • I will keep this as the root folder, but add subfolders for individual books at later stages.

Browse to Translation of Suttanipāta Commentary

or Translation of Apadāna Commentary

and download any of the files there. They are in Open Document *.odt format so should open in OpenOffice or LibreOffice (and Word?)

I have done only preliminary editing thus far to convert some diacritical marks to Unicode encoding, but it's already enough to read them. They use Linux fonts, which you will no doubt have already if you have LibreOffice/OpenOffice. Any good Unicode font would do for reading the Pāḷi.

I have now uploaded a translation of the Theragāthā Commentary
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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:16 pm

I have now uploaded the first draft of the first section of the Suttanipāta Commentary

This part is only my Foreword and the Translator's Preface (total 48 pages). The entire work is about 1,000 pages, and due to the amount of editing required it may never get completed. Every paragraph needs changing to make it readable.
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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:08 am

I have just uploaded a first draft of A Manual of Nutriment
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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by The Thinker » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:22 am

Many thanks :namaste:
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Re: Books by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:54 pm

Updated with some corrections.

A Manual of Nutriment

The original unedited version is available as a LibreOffice Document.
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