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Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

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Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby Reductor » Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:26 am

I'm sure many of us are waiting for Bodhi's Anguttara translation to be completed and published. I know that I, personally, am eager to read it. However, there seems to be a dearth of information as to when we might expect the first printing.

Since many here have deep roots in the Theravada community it would come as no surprise to me that some may be able to shed light on the status of Bodhi's monumental undertaking.

So, what is the status? How close?

Of course I would be interested in any information regarding this project, even if it is only hearsay.

Provided that there are any useful posts in this vein, I would respectfully ask the moderators to pin this thread for easy updating, or for reading by those that might miss it the first time around.

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby Reductor » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:43 pm

I wrote an email to Wisdom Publications seeking a publication date, and was informed that an official date or schedule has not been set. However it is true that the actual translation is complete and the Bodhi is working over the notes and completing the accompanying parts of the translation (which I suppose would be the various introductions as was the case with the SN).

All in all, it looks good. If I receive more information I will be sure to post it.

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby bodom » Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:24 pm

:thumbsup:

Man I gotta get my nose to the grindstone with SN. I wanna finish it before AN comes out. Thanks for the update. Keep us posted.

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby bodom » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:00 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby bodom » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:33 pm

Interesting. Was it recommended to you to read it this way? I really enjoyed the first book. Its actually one of the most popular in all of the canon and I found Bodhi's notes from the commentaries to be really helpful in understanding the meaning of the verses.

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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby Ben » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:28 pm

Thanks Mike!
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:39 pm

If I might add something slightly peripheral, what I'm excited about is that with the AN translation I'll have easy access to good, modern, well researched translations of the four major Nikayas. I find it particularly valuable when reading books or posts that refer to the Nikayas to be able to look at good translations of the complete suttas, and the commentary and explanation in the footnotes. And sometimes this turns up interesting little gems. When reading one of Richard Gombrich's books (probably How Buddhism Began) I looked up one of the SN Suttas that he referred to and found a discussion by Bhikkhu Bodhi of the possible flaws in Gombrich's argument...

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby Vepacitta » Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:46 am

The verses are pretty - but they don't "do" anything for me. I read them through once - but I prefer the "meat" of the other texts.

Whatever strikes you and moves you, however, is what is important. For some, the verses may help them to "wake up" (as it were). Everyone has varying sensibilities. For instance I love reading the "satori" poems of the Zen monks but it never helped me to realise anything. The "brain busting" analyses that you find in some of the suttas somehow turns on a lightbulb for me, oops, excuse me, that should be "me".

(There should be a Spock smiley - I'm just sayin')

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NB - As I'm sure you all are aware (but for those who may not) there is an anthology of the Anguttura Nikaya available - Nyanaponika Thera & Bhikkhu Bodhi.
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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby cooran » Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:46 am

Hello all,

A friend of mine who is a Pali scholar and who is assisting BB - has said:

Barring no major interruptions, Ven. Bodhi expects to be fully finished on the AN translation (notes and all) by early next year. Then it just depends on how long Wisdom take to review it, edit it, and bring it out in print. We might estimate some time in the latter part of 2011.

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby turquoiseJack » Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:35 pm

Great thread! :twothumbsup:
It is difficult to find info about Bhikkhu Bodhis latest work. Hopefully I'll have finished SN by the time its published.
I bought the first three Nikayas second hand a few months ago so I got them at a very good price - I'm wondering now how much this Anguttara Nikaya will cost new, can any body give me a round about figure?

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby bodom » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:35 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby turquoiseJack » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:13 pm

I thought they cost much more then that when they were new! Thats very good, I'd be willing to pay alot more then $90-$100 considering whats in it. Thanks for the info :thumbsup:

Yellow would be nice but what colour would the writting on it be? :D I think purple.

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Re: Bodhi watch... or waiting for the Anguttara

Postby Ben » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:00 am

“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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