Aṅguttara Nikāya: Numerical Discourses of the Buddha : an Anthology of Suttas from the Aṅguttara Nikāya

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AltaMira Press, 1999 - Religion - 333 pages
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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 a part of the Pali Canon, the authorized recension of the Buddha's Word for followers of Theravada Buddhism, the form of Buddhism prevailing in the Buddhist countries of southern Asia.

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Essential reading for any serious Buddhist regardless of school or tradition. Stop reading the latest crackpot pseudo-Buddhist book by the latest self-proclaimed-guru-of-the-month and read the actual suttas (sutras) from the Buddha himself.

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Nyanaponika Thera (1901-94) was one of the foremost interpreters of Theravada Buddhism in our time. His books include The Heart of Buddhist Meditation, The Vision of Dhamma and Abhidhamma Studies.

Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American Buddhist monk from New York City, ordained in Sri Lanka in 1972. He is currently the president and editor of the Buddhist Publication Society. His books include The All-embracing Net of Views, A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma, and (as editor and reviser) The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha.

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