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Religious Studies ReviewThis translation of sections of the Anguttara Nikaya is a welcome addition to Pali canonical studies. The anthology, drawn from all sections of this voluminous work, represents approximately a fifth of the entire text. The translation is readable and literary, intended explicity for a nonspecialist audience. Nyanoponika Thera and Bhikkhu Bodhi successfully aid their readers in navigating this opaque work, which is organized not by theme but by the numerical schema presented in each discourse. Introductory essays, which provide a historical overview of the Pali canon and survey fundamental Buddhist doctrines, set a useful context for the translation. The translations themselves are well annotated with careful and informative endnotes. This work—appropriate for students at varying levels of expertise—is a valuable and approachable resource for investigating the wide variety of teachings and diverse formats of the Pali canon.
— Karen Derris, (Harvard University)