Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya (The Teachings of the Buddha) (): Bhikkhu Bodhi: Books. Anguttaranikaya. English. The numerical discourses of the Buddha: a translation of the Anguttara Nikaya / translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi. pages cm. The Buddha, Anguttara Nikaya V Upajjhatthana Sutta – and these selected discourses have been revised and given an introduction by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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TinMan rated it it was amazing Sep 19, Share your thoughts with other customers. Bhikkhu Bodhi does a masterful job of bringing this tome to life in the English language.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Chula Watugala rated it it was amazing Jul 23, If we want to find out what the Buddha himself actually said, these are the most ancient sources available to us. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I’ve found that reading them with a still mind, not allowing myself to get hung up on the phrasing, and calmly watching the text as it evolves over the course of a sutta can itself act as a meditation.

Nyanaponika Theraat the Forest Hermitage. I will need to read them again and again. It covers a wide range of topics including cultivating a harmonious household, interpersonal relationships, and even business management. I am fortunate to have some prior background in the suttas and to have time to devote to reading.

Buddhism is an oral tradition – like Hinduism – and one of the most important functions of the Buddhist monastic community was the memorization and transmission of the canonical literature. There were times, of course, when the reading flagged or slowed.


At last, my copy is on it’s way. A huge collection of teachings.

I am very happy with this addition to my library. Today the canonical literature survives nikwya three sets, the Pali canon, the Chinese canon the “Agamas”and two partial Tibetan sets, the Kangyur and the Tengyur. Drawn to Buddhism in his early 20s, after completing his university studies he traveled to Sri Lanka, where he received novice ordination in and full ordination inbot Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American Buddhist monk from New York City.

Reading the book through gave me a feel for life in antuttara India.

Fortunately for us it is no longer necessary to enter an Asian monastery, learn the Pali language, and memorize the many thousands of pages of the Pali canon.

The suttas were compiled into collections called “Nikayas,” of which there are aanguttara, each organized according to a different principle. Bhikkhu Bodhi suggests that the new reader approach the book thematically before attempting to read the volume through. Within the four volumes of the Nikaya’s, the Long and the Middle Aanguttara Discourses are more accessible to most readers than the Numerical Discourses.

Bhikkhu Bodhi is also incredibly adept at pointing out obvious discrepancies, possible mis-translations and understandings, and so on. Thank you Bhikkhu Bodhi! The Anguttara Nikaya should probably be read last.

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya

Bodhi has many important publications to his credit, either as author, translator, or editor. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Discover with the original teachings of the Buddha in this thorough translation of some of the oldest Buddhist texts in the world.


There is now a complete translation of the Numerical Discourses, so I would get that book. Intogether with several of his students, Ven. Good luck attaining stream-entry!

There are many ways for different readers to approach a difficult text. Step 3, read both canons. Learn more about Amazon Prime. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? This gave me in some cases a rather different understanding of the Buddha’s teaching, which – of course – is quite vast and extremely subtle.

Bristollad rated it really liked it Oct 10, He is currently the chairman of Yin Shun Foundation. See all 41 reviews.

Anguttara Nikaya

My personal experience was that upon reading the Majjhima Nikaya, my entire view of what I had been taught as a meditator changed. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

The aim in Buddhism – indeed the first step in the 8-fold path of Buddhism – is “right understanding”, and Bhikkhu Bodhi is meticulous in his attempt to make our understanding as correct as possible.

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