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  Numerical Discourses of the Buddha, An Anthology of Suttas from the Anguttara Nikaya
By: Thera




 
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Author: Thera & Bodhi, tr.

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An Anthology of the Suttas from the Anguttara Nikaya
Drawn from the "Anguttara Nikaya," "Numerical Discourses of the Buddha" brings together teachings of the Buddha ranging from basic ethical observances recommended to the busy man or woman of the world, to the more rigorous instructions on mental training prescribed for the monks and nuns. The "Anguttara Nikaya" is part of the Pali Cannon, the authorized recension of the Buddha's Word for followers of Theravada Buddhism, the form of Buddhism prevailing in the Buddhist countries of South Asia. These discourses are called numerical because they retain the structure of the original "Anguttara Nikaya." Sayings are organized not by topic, but by numbers mentioned in the texts. This organizational scheme, common in ancient Indian literature, can give the reader a haphazard view of the Buddha's teachings. To balance this, Bhikkhu Bodhi provides a systematic introduction to the Buddha's Teaching in the "Anguttara Nikaya." The translators also provide notes, a glossary, and another introduction placing the "Anguttara Nikaya" in the context of the larger Theravada Buddhist Canon.
This readable but precise translation will be welcomed by both students of Theravada Buddhism as well as anyone wishing to learn from the Buddha's teachings.

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha, Trans. & ed. by Nyanaponika Thera and Bhikkhu Bodhi, Vistaar Publications, 331 pages, $27.95

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