Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya (The Teachings of the Buddha) (): Bhikkhu Bodhi: Books. Anguttaranikaya. English. The numerical discourses of the Buddha: a translation of the Anguttara Nikaya / translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi. pages cm. The Buddha, Anguttara Nikaya V Upajjhatthana Sutta – and these selected discourses have been revised and given an introduction by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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In an age when writing was still in its infancy, this proved to be the most effective way to ensure that the disciples could grasp and replicate the structure of a teaching.

Still, I was somewhat surprised to find new material here, material that I had not read to the best of my recollection in the Long Discourses, the Middle Length Discourses, or the Bhik,hu Discourses. Please try again later.

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I recommend reading The Path of Individual Liberation by Chogyam Trungpa before reading other Nikayas as it gives some philosophical basics that are entirely unclear otherwise, leaving you perplexed after many discourses.

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In the Theravada Buddhist tradition, which prevails in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, these records are regarded as the definitive “word of the Buddha. Campbell rated it it was amazing Dec 30, Wisdom Publications; Annotated edition edition October 16, Language: The Long Discourses of the Buddha: My personal experience was that upon reading the Majjhima Nikaya, my entire view of what I had been taught as a meditator changed.


If we want to find out what the Buddha himself actually said, these are the most ancient sources available to us. So, which nikaya should you start with?

And yet somehow I think there were fewer obstacles in the Bud I took 4 years to read this book. Rohan rated it it was amazing Aug 27, As with the other nikayas, the Anguttara is ripe with repetition as these texts were originally chanted before they were transcribed. nikay

Jay Forrest rated it it was amazing Jan 10, Ships from and sold by Amazon. I’ve found that reading them with a still mind, not allowing myself to get hung up on the phrasing, and calmly watching the text as it evolves over anguttra course of a sutta can itself act as a meditation.

Majjhima, Anguttara, Samyutta, and Digha.

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya

After completing his university studies he traveled to Sri Lanka, where he received novice ordination in and full ordination inboth under the leading Sri Lankan scholar-monk, Ven. I would call it supplementary material to the main teachings as provided in the Middle Length Discourses. Trivia About The Numerical Dis From to he was the editor for the Buddhist Publication Society in Kandy, where he lived for ten years with the senior Antuttara monk, Ven.

Some of the discourses, such as the section I quoted, are short while others are lengthy and involved.

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That doesn’t mean that you have to agree with it, only that you are doing yourself a disservice by not reading the original teachings. His indexing system is well thought out and flawlessly executed.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. One thing that I particularly enjoy about this collection, however, is nikay we see the completely mature ability of Bikkhu Bodhi as a translator and scholar at work here.

With these ten verses, the reader is already deep in the heart of the volume. Step 2, learn Chinese. Vodhi Jain rated it it was amazing Jul 23, Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Rendered into readable English, presented so that one extract can be read and reflected upon each day of the year and provided with a Readers Guide, this book is an indispensable companion for anyone trying to apply the Buddha’s gentle message to their daily life.

The Buddha’s more bite sized discourses are often more accessible and applicable even without experience in more detailed and advanced Buddhist philosophy.