Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha

An important Buddhist book is about to published by Wisdom Publications... "The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya"... Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

You may want to put this on your list of 'books to buy'... Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American born Buddhist monk and well known for his authoritative translations.

Here is what Wisdom Publications says about the book:

This is a full new translation of the Anguttara Nikaya by Bhikkhu Bodhi, which was previously only available in an abridged version. This is the fourth collection of the Buddha's discourses or suttas (sutras) in the Pali Canon.

The Anguttara arranges the Buddha's discourses in accordance with a numerical scheme that promotes retention and easy comprehension. The primary focus of the Anguttara Nikaya is practice, which it treats from a wide-angle perspective, advancing from basic ethical observances, through the pillars of mental training, to the highest meditative attainments. The Anguttara is also distinguished among the four Nikayas by its interest in types of persons, which it describes in detail, often with stunning similes.

The previous volumes in Wisdom's Teachings of the Buddha series of translations of the Buddha's suttas - Long Discourses of the Buddha, Middle Length Discourses, and Connected Discourses - praised by both scholars and practitioners, are widely regarded as the definitive translations of these foundational sacred works. This volume upholds the same consistent standard.

Amazon.com is taking pre-orders for this book at a 41% discount... You can find it here.

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