Complete Works sneak peek Volume 15On Wed, 10 May, 2023 - 09:55
We’ll be publishing the next three new volumes in The Complete Works of Sangharakshita in August. In our last newsletter, we kicked off a series of sneak peeks into the new volumes with Volume 8: Beating the Dharma Drum: India Writings II. This week, we invite you to explore Volume 15.
The Complete Works of Sangharakshita
Volume 15: Pāli Canon Teachings and Translations
For Sangharakshita, the Dhammapada was ‘a source of inspiration, encouragement, and guidance for well over fifty years. Indeed, I sometimes think that the Dhammapada contains, at least in principle, as much of the Buddha’s teaching as most of us really need to know in order to progress towards Enlightenment.’ This volume contains Sangharakshita’s own translation of this ‘best known and best loved of all Buddhist scriptures’, as well as his translations of other Pāli suttas.
It also presents several of his commentaries (based on seminars) on Pāli texts: Living with Awareness, on the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta, the Buddha’s seminal teachings on mindfulness; Living with Kindness, on the Karaṇīya Mettā Sutta, the equally essential teaching on loving kindness; Auspicious Signs, on the Maṅgala Sutta; and the Salutation to the Three Jewels, on the Tiratana Vandanā.
The volume concludes with The Threefold Refuge, in which Sangharakshita explores perspectives on Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels not found elsewhere in his writings.
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