The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Digha Nikaya (2020)

The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Digha Nikaya Maurice Walshe The Long Discourses of the Buddha A Translation of the Digha Nikaya This book offers a complete translation of the Digha Nikaya the long discourses of the Buddha one of the major collections of texts in the Pali Canon the authorized scriptures of Theravada Buddhism
  • Title: The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Digha Nikaya
  • Author: Maurice Walshe
  • ISBN: 9780861711031
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Hardcover
The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Digha Nikaya Maurice Walshe This book offers a complete translation of the Digha Nikaya, the long discourses of the Buddha, one of the major collections of texts in the Pali Canon, the authorized scriptures of Theravada Buddhism This collection among the oldest records of the historical Buddha s original teachings, given in India two and a half thousand years ago consists of thirty four longer lenThis book offers a complete translation of the Digha Nikaya, the long discourses of the Buddha, one of the major collections of texts in the Pali Canon, the authorized scriptures of Theravada Buddhism This collection among the oldest records of the historical Buddha s original teachings, given in India two and a half thousand years ago consists of thirty four longer length suttas, or discourses, distinguished as such from the middle length and shorter suttas of the other collections.These suttas reveal the gentleness, compassion, power, and penetrating wisdom of the Buddha Included are teachings on mindfulness Mahasatipatthana Sutta on morality, concentration, and wisdom Subha Sutta on dependent origination Mahanidrana Sutta on the roots and causes of wrong views Brahmajala Sutta and a long description of the Buddha s last days and passing away Mahaparinibbana Sutta along with a wealth of practical advice and insight for all those travelling along the spiritual path.Venerable Sumedho Thera writes in his foreword These suttas are not meant to be sacred scriptures that tell us what to believe One should read them, listen to them, think about them, contemplate them, and investigate the present reality, the present experience, with them Then, and only then, can one insightfully know the truth beyond words Introduced with a vivid account of the Buddha s life and times and a short survey of his teachings, The Long Discourses of the Buddha brings us closer in every way to the wise and compassionate presence of Gotama Buddha and his path of truth.
The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Digha Nikaya Maurice Walshe

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  1. Jon Ciliberto

    I m reading this for a reading group, regardless it is useful to read in full some things I have previously only read referenced.The introduction is excellent, a clear, brief overview of the times and the main ideas of Buddhism.Now, also it is true, the full texts came to be what they are as a result of an oral repeated and memorized tradition, not a reading one This is the reason for the many repetitions that occur which are usefully elided in this text What I am pulling from this reading is 1 [...]

  2. Jeff

    Apr 14, 2012 it has been than 2 weeks since i could stomach the idea of opening this book and reading another calcified recitation of the same stock phrases, so i decided that i officially give up.50% seems like a safe i.e under estimate for the amount of text in this book that is repeated The most egregious examples in the 25% of the pages i ve read are the entirety of Sutta 7 and the vast majority of Sutta 9 If it weren t for the translator s myriad merciful ellipses, i would ve given up soon [...]

  3. Craig Shoemake

    Originally published as Thus Have I Heard, this careful and very readable translation of the first of the four major nikayas was a much needed replacement for the outdated, three volume, overpriced and generally inaccessible Pali Text Society version by the husband and wife team of Rhys Davids In its reissue, it became the first of what presumably will be retranslations of the first four nikayas coming out of Wisdom Publications in Boston Thank the devas for Wisdom It was about time Now all we n [...]

  4. Ben Johnson

    The Pali Canon is like life itself it is the same stuff over and over it is mostly boring, but can be amazing if you pay attention it goes on and on and seems like it is never going to end until it does.The Pali Canon and the commentaries constitute an immense work I have been reading a few Suttas a day for years, and am only now nearing the end of my final Nikaya Let s be honest the work as a whole is really long, very repetitive, and mostly boring Having been passed down by a verbal tradition, [...]

  5. Jacques

    A reference document for the seekers.Includes some of the main sutras like Mah paranibbh na Sutta and Mah satipatth na Sutta

  6. Michelle Pasanna

    If you are new to reading the Buddha s teachings do NOT start here Start with majhima nikaya This is unless you want to understand Buddhist cosmology, time and myth More practical teachings will be found in MN.This said, DN does contain a few of my favourite suttas and is an essential read for anyone with some experience reading the suttas DN15 illustrates the causality which leads to rebirth.DN16 the final days of the Buddha s lifeDN22 the 4 foundations of mindfulness DN31 is excellent and time [...]

  7. Robin Friedman

    This book is a modern translation of the Long Length Discourses of the Buddha, a seminal collection of early Buddhist texts The Digha is part of the scripture of the Theravada school of Buddhism The Theravada school is is the oldest surviving form of Buddhism and is still practiced in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma, and elsewhere Together with other forms of Buddhism, Theravada has attracted a great deal of interest in the West, and this book will be invaluable in making its teachings accessible Thi [...]

  8. Aaron

    An excellent translation This book is, to my knowledge an unabridged translation of the Digha Nikaya There are some minor omissions in that sections that are repeated verbatim traditionally done to help memorization when Buddhist texts passed along as an entirely verbal tradition are indicated by an ellipsis instead of recapitulating the entire passage twice or but that is for most reader a blessing and a minor technical issue Walshe does an excellent job to give background information and incl [...]

  9. Sabio

    This is one of the many books of original Buddhist scriptures.There is tons of it.Fortunately, unlike Christianity, Buddhism does not depend on belief It does not depend on knowing the story It is a practice, not a religion OK, lots of Buddhist sects and popular versions are VERY religious OK, most So, no need to read the original Or at least it helps to have guidance.Heck, try reading the Old Testament without a little help.Old writing styles and logic when mixed with dead cultures make reading [...]

  10. Randal Samstag

    I have down rated this from five to four stars only because I enjoyed the translations, notes, and especially the introductions by Thomas Rhys Davids so much This is a crucial collection of the long suttas of the Pali Canon including the Brahmajala, the Sama aphala, the Potthapada, the Kevaddha Sutta, and the marvelous Mahaparinibbana Sutta For reviews of several of these see my blog notesfrommylibrary.wordpress.c.

  11. Thomas

    I didn t read this cover to cover just selections but of all the translations from the Pali Canon that I ve looked at, this one is the best The English is very very clear, and in spots where the Pali is tricky Walshe explains his rationale, usually backed up by auxiliary sources The introduction is straightforward and focuses on key concepts for the reader new to Buddhist thought and early Buddhist Theravada practice.

  12. Brian

    A good start towards hearing what the buddha was trying to say A lot of repetition that Mr Walsh seems either annoyed by or reservedly leaves out due to the already massive length of this volume Not sure what to do with this, but the Buddha apparently has perfect taste

  13. John

    This is filled with stories designed to indoctrinate It is good for those that are new to Buddhism but too verbose for those looking for the heart of the teachings.

  14. Sol A.

    Mind blowing Once you get past the idiom the reader uncovers an unmatched world of cosmic size and timeless wisdom And a must read for all Buddhists.

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