Translation Award for Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

Discuss and learn about the traditional scriptures.

Translation Award for Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

Postby plwk » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:59 am

Image

Our chairman and founder, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, received a special honor in late April when he was informed that his translation of the Anguttara Nikaya, The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha, was chosen to receive the 2013 Khyentse Foundation Prize for Outstanding Translation Work. More here
plwk
 
Posts: 2745
Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:41 am

Re: Translation Award for Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

Postby Knotty Veneer » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:50 am

Exceedlingly well deserved. A great man. All of us who like to lament about Buddhism in the West should remember Bhikku Bodhi.
Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it - Mark Twain.
Knotty Veneer
 
Posts: 362
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:50 pm

Re: Translation Award for Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

Postby Sherab Dorje » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:16 pm

Couldn't have been given to a more deserving individual! :twothumbsup:
"When one is not in accord with the true view
Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
Naropa - Summary of the View from The Eight Doha Treasures
User avatar
Sherab Dorje
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 9805
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 9:27 pm
Location: Greece

Re: Translation Award for Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

Postby Leo Rivers » Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:24 am

A One Man Pali Text Society. :applause:

The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya
(with Bhikkhu Nanamoli, 1995, Wisdom Publications)
Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: An Anthology of Suttas from the Anguttara Nikaya (with Nyanaponika Thera, 2000, Altamira Press)
The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A New Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya (2000, Wisdom Publications)
A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma: The Abhidhammattha Sangaha of Ācariya Anuruddha(2000, BPS Pariyatti) [The ultimate in you pick it up to look at something and look up 45 minutes later stunned you found it so interesting.]
In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon (2005, Wisdom Publications)



PS: Is the Khuddaka Nikaya near the same sized as these? Is it on the horizon?
[url]
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/index.html[/url]
User avatar
Leo Rivers
 
Posts: 247
Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:52 am

Re: Translation Award for Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

Postby plwk » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:02 am

No idea Leo. Being an 18 part collection of both early and late stuff, full translation of this Nikaya into vernacular languages is still pending from anyone.
As I found out over the years that some selective Theravadins reject this Nikaya on the basis of it containing late stuff as how they too reject the Abhidhamma.
Then again, some of them would reject anything that doesn't fit their fancy as well...
And I am still awaiting his translation for this particular Nikaya...
plwk
 
Posts: 2745
Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:41 am

Re: Translation Award for Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

Postby Leo Rivers » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:09 am

is still pending from anyone.


About 5 chunks have been done, The Poems of the male and female elders, (The Ther-i/a gatha), the Sutta Nipata, and the Dhammapada, as well as the Story of Gotama (which I tracked down a copy of) and the huge chunk of Jataka, a pitaka to itself. (500+ stories.

But some of the others, both translated and in sub-space, look really interesting, like the Udana and the Itivuttaka which I didn't know about until today. Can't afford it tho... And the Stories of the lived of Kings and Hungry Ghosts as well as a Bodhisattva Casebook of tales.

Read the link - there are 15 of them, and 3 more in doubt, including the Questions of Milinda, which I always assumed was Official.
User avatar
Leo Rivers
 
Posts: 247
Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:52 am

Re: Translation Award for Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:50 am

There are some real gems in the KN.

Almost the entire KN has been translated by the Pali Text Society.
http://www.palitext.com/
As plwk notes, they are quite variable, so there's not such a need for a complete translation by one person.

Here are some resources:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/index.html

Among the highlights:
There are numerous Dammapadas, of course.
The Udana & The Itivuttaka by John D. Ireland is good and isn't expensive:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?index=b ... 955240164X
The Sutta Nipata is said to contain some very early suttas, espcially the last two chapters. As well as the book translations (the modern ones still being relatively expensive) translations are available on Access to Insight. http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... index.html
and in various other on-line sources.

To bring us back to the topic, there are some talks by Bhikkhu Bodhi on some of the Sutta Nipata discourses:
http://bodhimonastery.org/sutta-nipata.html

:anjali:
Mike
mikenz66
 
Posts: 76
Joined: Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:10 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: Translation Award for Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:59 am

Leo Rivers wrote:Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: An Anthology of Suttas from the Anguttara Nikaya (with Nyanaponika Thera, 2000, Altamira Press)


He also recently did the complete Anguttara Nikaya (Wisdom Publications)

We also have a thread about this great accomplishment over at Dhamma Wheel. Bhikkhu Bodhi has some Mahayana connections too; this is what I wrote over there:

Bhikkhu Bodhi had a lot of contact with Mahayana in his early days as a monk (he even ordained with them initially) and then more recently at the monastery where he resides. In between and throughout his career he was mostly in Sri Lanka and of course a fully ordained Theravada monk but I think the exposure to some great Mahayana masters really made him grow spiritually as a great Buddhist monk. For example, he apparently has well-developed karuna and is not dogmatic at all in regards to Theravada or the Commentaries.

:thumbsup: A well-deserved award for one of the greatest monks of modern times.
User avatar
David N. Snyder
Site Admin
 
Posts: 2041
Joined: Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:23 pm
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Re: Translation Award for Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

Postby plwk » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:44 am

Read the link - there are 15 of them, and 3 more in doubt, including the Questions of Milinda, which I always assumed was Official.
Of course there are 15 of them but I am not just looking at the Thai ones but having in mind the Burmese & Sri Lankan ones which incorporate the other 3 which the former omits...
plwk
 
Posts: 2745
Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:41 am


Return to Sūtra Studies

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests

>