Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Anguttara Nikaya Available for Pre-Order with a big discount!

From Wisdom Publications. This is a great opportunity to pick up this major addition to Bhikkhu Bodhi's excellent Nikaya series. This is a must have for IBS USA students as well as anyone who is interested in having the most authoritative and definitive original Buddhist suttas and texts.

The following information below is from Wisdom Publications Website:

Limited Time Offer! Now Through August 15, order for only$45! (regular price, $75)

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha,TheA Complete Translation of the Anguttara NikayaBhikkhu Bodhi, Translator

We are pleased to extend a special offer for the much-anticipated fourth volume of definitive translations of the Nikayas from the preeminent Pali scholar:Now through August 15, reserve your copy of The Numerical Discourses for only $45 (regular list price of $75).
This limited-time offer includes:

Click here to download the Table of Contents to The Numerical Discourses
Click here to download the Thematic Guide to The Numerical Discourses

Like the River Ganges flowing down from the Himalayas, the entire Buddhist tradition flows down to us from the teachings and deeds of the historical Buddha, who lived and taught in India during the fifth century B.C. To ensure that his legacy would survive the ravages of time, his direct disciples compiled records of the Buddha’s teachings soon after his passing. In the Theravada Buddhist tradition, which prevails in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, these records are regarded as the definitive “word of the Buddha.” Preserved in Pali, an ancient Indian language closely related to the language that the Buddha spoke, this full compilation of texts is known as the Pali Canon.
At the heart of the Buddha’s teaching were the suttas (Sanskrit sutras), his discourses and dialogues. If we want to find out what the Buddha himself actually said, these are the most ancient sources available to us. The suttas were compiled into collections called “Nikayas,” of which there are four, each organized according to a different principle. The Digha Nikaya consists of longer discourses; the Majjhima Nikaya of middle-length discourses; the Samyutta Nikaya of thematically connected discourses; and the Anguttara Nikaya of numerically patterned discourses.
The present volume, which continues Wisdom’s famous “Teachings of the Buddha” series, contains a full translation of the Anguttara Nikaya. The Anguttara arranges the Buddha’s discourses in accordance with a numerical scheme intended to promote retention and easy comprehension. 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.

Praise & Reviews
Praise for The Teachings of the Buddha Series"A triumph."—The Middle Way: Journal of the Buddhist Society
“As close as we’ll get to the original teachings and account of the life of the Buddha.”—Tricycle Magazine

Pre-Order from Wisdom Publications here.

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