Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A New Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya

Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A New Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya


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ISBN-13: 9780861713318
Publisher: Wisdom Publications MA
Publication date: 07/10/2005
Series: Teachings of the Buddha Series
Pages: 2080
Sales rank: 1,305,189
Product dimensions: 5.02(w) x 9.28(h) x 2.53(d)

About the Author

Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American Buddhist monk from New York City, born in 1944. He obtained a BA in philosophy from Brooklyn College and a PhD in philosophy from Claremont Graduate School. After completing his university studies he traveled to Sri Lanka, where he received novice ordination in 1972 and full ordination in 1973, both under the leading Sri Lankan scholar-monk, Ven. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya (1896-1998). From 1984 to 2002 he was the editor for the Buddhist Publication Society in Kandy, where he lived for ten years with the senior German monk, Ven. Nyanaponika Thera (1901-1994), at the Forest Hermitage. He returned to the U.S. in 2002. He currently lives and teaches at Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel, New York. Ven. Bodhi has many important publications to his credit, either as author, translator, or editor. These include The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha (Majjhima Nikaya, 1995), The Connected Discourses of the Buddha (Samyutta Nikaya, 2000), and The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha (Anguttara Nikaya, 2012). In 2008, together with several of his students, Ven. Bodhi founded Buddhist Global Relief, a nonprofit supporting hunger relief, sustainable agriculture, and education in countries suffering from chronic poverty and malnutrition.

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Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A New Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
jvalamala on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Bikkhu Bodhi has done us a great service in translating this treasure with meticulous care and integrity. In general, it is a work for scholars, not because it is heavy, never, but because of the nature of its compilation. There is much repetition even after the Venerable's eliding, but it is well-organized and easy to navigate considering its size. My only qualm is with the index.The Majjhima Nikaya is a necessary antecedent.
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