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Flame in Darkness (eBook) - The Life and Sayings of Anagarika Dharmapala by Sangharakshita

On Sun, 24 February, 2013 - 11:33
Candradasa's picture
What better way to mark our Indian month on the Buddhist Centre Online than to present this updated version of Sangharakshita’s classic book on the life and sayings of the great Indian teacher Anagarika Dharmapala, one of Sangharakshita’s choices for his ‘Great Buddhists of the Twentieth Century’ list? The perfect Dharma offering to mark the transition from our Triratna International Convention coverage to our week of happenings from the International Order Convention at Bodh Gaya, the fount of the Buddha’s teaching.

Sangharakshita writes in the foreword to his inspiring account of the life of Anagarika Dharmapala that he was the greatest ‘Buddhist missionary’ of our times and, next to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the man most responsible for the revival of Buddhism in modern India.

Sangharakshita himself derived much inspiration and encouragement from studying his life and work which he has always held up to his own disciples as an ideal of total dedication and commitment to the Dharma.

This edition includes an extended index and a new cover and is prepared with great thanks to Dharmachari Shantavira and Windhorse Publications for their past generosity in making digital versions available for free.

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Kalyanaprabha's picture
You may be interested to know that Ibis Publications, which brought out Sangharkashita’s ‘Dear Dinoo; Letters to a Friend’ and ‘Beating the Drum: Maha Bodhi Editorials’ will shortly be issuing a new book: ‘Anagarika Dharmapala: A Biographical Sketch, and Other Maha Bodhi Writings’. As well as the biographical sketch of Dharmapala, it includes ‘Immortal Sayings of Dharmapala’, and as pieces written by Bhante during his Kalimpong years under the pseudonym Himavantavasi, and a number of book reviews. I’ll announce it on Triratna News when it’s available. In the meantime, do look out for ‘Beating the Drum’ which includes an introduction about Dharmapala and the Maha Bodhi Society. It’s on sale at Bodh Gaya and available from Lulu.

Candradasa's picture
Thanks, Kalyanaprabha. I’ve taken the liberty of adding some direct links to your comment so people can find and buy the books more easily!