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ATI's Dhamma Transcription Project


Title: ATI's Dhamma Transcription Project


ATI's Dhamma Transcription Project


The Transcription Project\\is currently on hiatus.

<p class='tagline'>&mdash; jtb, 2009

0. News

<!– This summary data inserted automagically by dtp-progress –> <!– %dtp-progress START% <table class=“shaded” align=“center” cellpadding=“5” style=“font-size:small”> <tr><td align=“center” colspan=“2”><b>Project status\\as of _REV_DATE_START_Thursday 2007-09-20_REV_DATE_END_</b></td></tr> <tr><td align=“right”>Books under consideration:</td><td>0</td></tr> <tr><td align=“right”>Books in need of transcribers:</td><td>0</td></tr> <tr><td align=“right”>Books being transcribed:</td><td>0</td></tr> <tr><td align=“right”>Books being formatted:</td><td>0</td></tr> <tr><td align=“right”>Released since May 2005:</td><td>60</td></tr> </table> %dtp-progress END% –> <dl>


Thanks to the generous efforts of about three dozen volunteers over the last 18 months, we've released onto the Internet more than 50 Dhamma books. As you might imagine, managing a project like this takes considerable time and effort. The time has come for me to take a breather, and I am suspending this project until further notice. I will continue adding new Dhamma books and sutta translations to the website, but at a much more leisurely pace, and not as part of a large coordinated project.

The Path of Purification, so ably transcribed by a group of 19 volunteers, is now in the hands of the BPS, which will assemble those transcriptions and proofread them, in preparation for the book's reprinting sometime in the next year or two.


1. Background


What it is &nbsp;<a title=“Go up” class='back' href=“./scribe.html#background” name='whatis' id=“whatis”>&nbsp;</a>

Begun in the spring of 2005, The Dhamma Transcription Project formalizes the ad hoc transcription procedures that I've been following over the past few years. The aims of the project are threefold:</p>

  1. Accessibility: to transcribe into digital form high-quality free Dhamma books that have been previously published but which are out of print or otherwise hard to find, and to distribute those transcriptions freely via the Internet;

  2. Learning: to give volunteer transcribers the opportunity to study Dhamma by immersing themselves in good Dhamma books that they might not otherwise have the time to read;

  3. Service: to give volunteers the opportunity to contribute their time and energy for the benefit of other Buddhist students and practitioners around the world.

Access to Insight only distributes books for which the copyright holder explicitly grants permission for free online distribution.

How it works &nbsp;<a title=“Go up” class='back' href=“./scribe.html#background” name='howto' id=“howto”>&nbsp;</a>

<ol class=“nospace”>

<li>I am always on the lookout for high-quality free Dhamma books, articles, and translations &mdash; especially those that are difficult to find in print. If a book seems especially suitable for distribution on Access to Insight, I contact the copyright holder (usually the author or publisher) and request permission for the book to be transcribed and distributed online. If the copyright holder grants permission, I add the book to the list of titles awaiting transcription.</li> <li>You choose a book from the list.</li> <li>If you don't own a copy, I send you a photocopy (yours to keep).</li> <li>You type or scan the book and spell-check it using your favorite word processor.</li> <li>You send the file to me via e-mail.</li> <li>I do the final proofreading and formatting of the book and eventually release it on Access to Insight.</li> </ol> <p>There are no strict deadlines. You decide how fast you want to work &mdash; take a week or take six months; it's up to you. For details on the procedures, see “Instructions for transcribers.”</p>

Instructions for transcribers &nbsp;<a title=“Go to top of page” class='back' href=“./scribe.html#top” name='instructions' id=“instructions”>&nbsp;</a>


1. Choose a book.

From the list below, choose a book, and tell me which one you'd like to transcribe. If you do not own a copy of the book, please send me your postal mailing address, and I will send you a photocopy of the book (yours to keep). I'm happy to send it to you anywhere in the world. If you do own a copy of the book, please let me know which edition you have. If this is your first transcription for Access to Insight, please choose something relatively short so you can get the hang of it (Bodhi Leaf Publications are good starters).

2. Transcribe it.

Use your favorite word-processing program to type in the book (feel free to use a scanner, if that's helpful). Don't spend a lot of time making the layout and formatting look pretty (most of the formatting will be removed anyway); just type in the basic text, keeping just the minimum necessary formatting details (italics, footnotes, headers, etc.). If there are a lot of Pali words, please follow the Velthuis convention when typing them in. (Please note that the niggahiita m is sometimes represented in older books with a dot over the m. In these transcriptions, however, we'll be representing it with the dot under the m. Hence, please use .m for this character.) Spell-checking and proofreading is, of course, gratefully appreciated. To summarize:


Please pay attention to these:

Italicized text, bold text, footnote numbers, Velthuis spelling of Pali words, spell-checking.

Please do not worry about these:

Font or font size; ornaments (drop caps, dingbats, etc.); footnote formatting; hyperlinks; page width; text flow; text justification; spacing between sentences, lines, or paragraphs; page numbers.

</dl> <p>Please take your time to enjoy the process and to give yourself a chance to learn a little Dhamma as you transcribe. Although there are no strict deadlines for this project, if you think you may need more than a couple of months to complete the transcription, or you if you run into unexpected delays along the way, please drop me a note to let me know. If at any point you run out of steam, or you're just not enjoying transcribing the particular book you chose, that's perfectly fine &mdash; just let me know and, if possible, send me whatever you have completed. Any little bit that you complete is valuable and greatly appreciated.</p>

3. Send me the file.

Send me the file by e-mail. Please let me know to what extent you'd like to be credited for your work. Although I like being able to give transcribers credit (e.g., “Transcribed from the print edition by Susan Q. Scribe”), many prefer to remain anonymous (“Transcribed from the print edition by a volunteer”). I guarantee your privacy; I will never include e-mail addresses or other contact information in the credits.

4. Be patient.

It usually takes me a month or two to finish proofreading and formatting the book before I actually release it on Access to Insight. You can follow the progress of your transcription as it moves through the proofreading/formatting stage.

5. Anumodana!

This Pali word is difficult to translate into English, but it means something along the lines of “May the fruits of your skillful action be of benefit to all beings everywhere!” You can think of it as a Buddhist way of saying “Thank you for the good you have done.” [For more on this, see “Anumodana” in Lay Buddhist Practice by Bhikkhu Khantipalo.]



2. Books under consideration

<dl> <dd>&mdash; none at present &mdash;

</dl> <!– <p>I am currently reviewing these books to assess their suitability for ATI.</p> <dl> <dd>Ajaan Plien (various titles) [V22]

U Chit Tin (assorted talks)

Anuruddha: Master of the Divine Eye (Hellmuth Hecker) [BPS Wheel No. 362]

Banner of the Arahants (Khantipalo) [BPS]

Brahmanism, Buddhism, and Hinduism (Lal Mani Joshi) [BPS Wheel No. 150/151] <!~~ N.D. has offered to transcribe this ~~>

Buddha and His Teachings (Narada) [Singapore Buddhist Med Centre]

Buddhist Stories from the Dhammapada Commentary (III) (Burlingame) [BPS Wheel No. 335/336]

Buddhist Stories from the Dhammapada Commentary (IV) (Burlingame) [BPS Wheel No. 354/356]

Buddhist View of Abortion, A (Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano) [BPS Bodhi Leaves No. 117]

City of Mind (Nyanaponika) [BPS Wheel No. 205]

Coming Buddha Ariya Metteyya, The (Sayagyi U Chit Thin) [BPS Wheel No. 381/383]

Concept and Reality (&Ntilde;anananda) [BPS]

Dependent Origination (Piyadassi Thera) [BPS Wheel No. 15]

Dhamma Discourse III (Webu Sayadaw) [BPS Bodhi Leaves No. 119]

Five Precepts and the Five Ennoblers, The (Prince Vajira&ntilde;anavarorasa) [Mahamakut]

Kamma and its Fruit (various) [BPS Wheel No. 221/224]

Magic of the Mind, The: An Exposition of the Kalakarama Sutta (&Ntilde;anananda) [BPS]

On Pilgrimage (Susan Elbaum Jootla) [BPS Bodhi Leaves No. 118]

Path of Freedom, The: (Vimuttimagga) (N.R.M. Ehara) [BPS 1978]

Short Analysis of Kamma, The: A Discourse by the Buddha (Ven. Mahathera Nauyane Ariyadhamma) [BPS Bodhi Leaves No. 128]

Splendor of Enlightenment (Khantipalo) [Mahamakut]

Therigatha, The: A Revaluation (Vijitha Rajapakse) [BPS Wheel No. 436/437]

Transmitting the Dhamma: The Role of the Teacher in Buddhism (Susan Elbaum Jootla) [BPS Bodhi Leaves No. 145]

Treasury of the Buddha's Words, A (Khantipalo) [Mahamakut]

Ups and Downs of Rebirth, The (Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw) [BPS Bodhi Leaves No. 106]

Walking Dhutanga in Britain: Bowing to Conventions (Bhikkhu Sucitto) [BPS Bodhi Leaves No. 104]

Walking Meditation, The: A Story (Suvimalee Karunaratna) [BPS Bodhi Leaves No. 113]

</dl> –>

3. Permission pending

<!– <p>I have contacted the publishers and/or authors of these books for permission to transcribe and distribute them on ATI. I await their reply.</p> –> <dl> <dd>&mdash; none at present &mdash;


4. Books in search of a transcriber

<dl> <dd>&mdash; none at present &mdash;

</dl> <!– <p>The books listed below are ready to be transcribed. If you'd like to transcribe one, please read “Instructions for transcribers,” above.

Please note that although I've indicated the relative difficulty you may expect in transcribing these books, even the “easy” ones pose challenges. For one thing, these books were typeset by hand and printed in Asia very inexpensively, with the result that the print fades in and out and they can sometimes be a little hard to read. Transcribing one of these books is not simply a matter of zipping it through a scanner and then doing a light touch-up with Microsoft Word. This is especially true for books containing Pali text &mdash; the Pali diacritics will bring even the cleverest OCR software to its knees. Depending on its length, you can expect to spend many hours on a given book.</p> –>

<!– <dd>Three Basic Facts of Existence II: Suffering (Nyanaponika, ed.) [BPS Wheel No. 191] [V12 &bull;061007] <dd>Summary: Eight introductory essays on the notion of suffering (dukkha). 100 pages.
Difficulty: hard (footnotes, extensive Pali text)</dd></dd> –>

5. Transcriptions in Progress

<!– <p>These books are currently being transcribed by volunteers.</p> –> <dl> <dd>&mdash; none at present &mdash;


6. Formatting in progress

<dl> <dd>&mdash; none at present &mdash;


7. Titles released (since May 2005)

<dl class=“released-list”>

<dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2007.07.16 Samyutta Anthology III (Walshe, ed.) [BPS Wheel No. 318] [V04; 070517 Word]<!– <dd>Summary: An anthology of sutta translations. 139 pages. <br>Difficulty: hard (extensive footnotes and some Pali text)</dd> –></dd>

<dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2007.04.26 Anguttara Nikaya: An Anthology (III) (Nyanaponika) [BPS Wheel No. 238/240] [V15; 070412 RTF] <!– <dd>Summary: An anthology of sutta translations from the Books of the Eights, Nines, Tens, and Elevens. 86 pages.
Difficulty: hard (extensive footnotes, some Pali text, and a detailed index)</dd> –></dd>

<dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2007.04.12 Psychology of Emotions in Buddhist Perspective (Padmasiri deSilva) [BPS Wheel No. 237] [V25; Word; being proofread by V29] <!– <dd>Summary:
Difficulty: hard (footnotes, Pali text)</dd> –></dd>

<dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2007.04.05 Angulimala: A Murderer's Road to Sainthood (Hellmuth Hecker) [BPS Wheel No. 312] [V05; 070309 Word]<!– <dd>Summary: Another volume in the “Lives of the Disciples” series. In this brief biographical sketch, the author paints a portrait of the life of Angulimala, a notorious bandit who was transformed by the Dhamma and eventually became and arahant. 23 pages.<br> Difficulty: medium (footnotes and some Pali text)</dd> –></dd>

<dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2007.03.27 Buddhism in Sri Lanka (H.R. Perera) [BPS Wheel No. 100] [V17 070322; +BPS/RTF edition] <!– <dd>Summary: An excellent introduction to the history of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, where Theravada Buddhism has flourished for over two millennia. 91 pages.
Difficulty: medium (some Pali text)</dd> –></dd>

<dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2007.03.08 <a href=“./lib/authors/mendis/wheel268.html”>No-self Characteristic, On the</a> (Dr. KNG Mendis) [BPS Wheel No. 268] [V01 2005.11.29: Word; proofed by V28 & V29]<!– <dd>Summary: A translation of the Buddha's second discourse (Anatta-lakkhana Sutta), along with a helpful Introduction. 19 pages.<br> Difficulty: hard (extensive Pali passages)</dd> –></dd>

<dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2007.03.07 Be an Island unto Yourself (Khema) [V01 2005.07.19; Word; proofed by V29; copyright resolved] jtb 070308: although this transcription is quite accurate and true to the ms, the ms itself requires extensive editing. Wisdom Publications has done a fine job with their 1999 edition of Be An Island, which was edited by long-time AK student Sandy Boucher; readers should regard that book as the definitive edition. I see no reason to publish a somewhat deficient edition on ATI at this time.</dd>

<dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2007.02.18 <a href=“./lib/authors/nanananda/wheel183.html”>Samyutta Anthology II</a> (&Ntilde;anananda) [BPS Wheel No. 183] [V18: Word]<!– –></dd>

<dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2006.12.03 <a href=“./lib/authors/various/wheel202.html”>Three Basic Facts of Existence III: Egolessness</a> (Nyanaponika, ed.) [BPS Wheel No. 202] [V20 2005.10.31: WPD] <!– <dd>Summary: Twelve introductory essays on not-self (anatta). 102 pages.
Difficulty: hard (footnotes, extensive Pali text)</dd> –></dd>

<dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2006.11.01 Threefold Refuge, The (Nyanaponika) [BPS Wheel No. 76] [V26]</dd>

<dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2006.10.22 Abhidhamma in Practice, The [BPS Wheel No. 322] [V02 2005.11.29: Word]<!– Summary: This small book provides an excellent introduction to Abhidhamma philosophy. The author introduces all the major concepts of Abhidhamma (the cittas and cetasikas, rupa, the 24 modes of conditionality, etc.), interspersing the abstract technical details with enough clarifying discussions and sutta excerpts to keep the presentation firmly grounded on a practical level. –></dd>

<dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2006.10.09 Buddha and his Dhamma, The (Bhikkhu Bodhi) [BPS Wheel No. 433/434] [V26 2005.10.31: Word; +BPS/Word] <!– <dd>Summary: insert summary here. </dd> –></dd>

<dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2006.10.06 Three Basic Facts of Existence I: Impermanence (Nyanaponika, ed.) [BPS Wheel No. 186] [V20 2005.09.03: WP] <!– <dd>Summary: Five introductory essays on the notion of impermanence (anicca), ranging in style from scholarly (“Aniccam: The Buddhist Theory of Impermanence” by &Ntilde;anajivako) to experiential (“A Walk in the Woods” by Khantipalo). 73 pages.
Difficulty: hard (footnotes, extensive Pali text)</dd> –></dd>

<dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2006.09.28 Buddhist Monk's Discipline, The (Khantipalo) [BPS Wheel No. 130] [V24 2005.09.19: Word] <!– <dd>Summary: An introduction for laypeople to the Vinaya, the Buddhist monks' code of discipline. This is a useful guide for laypeople who are uncertain how to be supportive of monks and how to conduct themselves in their presence. 52 pages.
Difficulty: medium (some footnotes, some Pali text)</dd> –></dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2006.09.21 Life's Highest Blessings (Dr. R.L. Soni) [BPS Wheel No. 254] [V01 2006.05.20: Word]<!– <dd>Summary: A translation of the Maha-mangala Sutta, the Buddha's discourse on the causes of true happiness, along with extensive commentary. Also includes the Pali text and a word-by-word translation for Pali students. 93 pages.<br> Difficulty: hard (extensive Pali text, footnotes)</dd> –></dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2006.09.12 Buddhist Stories from the Dhammapada Commentary (II) (Burlingame/Khantipalo) [BPS Wheel No. 324/5] [V14 2005.09.19: Word; +BPS/RTF]<!– <dd>Summary: Associated with the verses of the Dhammapada is an extensive body of classical Pali commentary that gives the context behind each of the verses. These background stories are often very colorful and rich with Dhamma teachings in their own right. This is a continuation of the two-part anthology. 170 pages. <br>Difficulty: medium (some footnotes)</dd> –></dd><dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2006.08.09 <a href=“./lib/authors/nyanaponika/wheel105.html”>Four Nutriments of Life, The: An Anthology of Buddhist Texts</a> (Nyanaponika) [BPS Wheel No. 105] [V27 2006.05.07: Word]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2006.07.13 Buddhist Layman, The (various authors) [BPS Wheel No. 294] [V21 2005.10.31: HTML] <!– <dd>Summary: Four essays by contemporary Buddhist scholars and writers on the challenges of life as a Buddhist layperson. Essays included are: “Principles of Lay Buddhism” (by R. Bogoda); “Right Livelihood: the Noble Eightfold Path in the Working Life” (Susan Elbaum Jootla); “Having Taken the First Steps” and “Detachment” (M. O'C. Walshe). 75 pages.
Difficulty: medium (some footnotes, some Pali text)</dd> –></dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2006.07.06 Pride and Conceit (Ashby & Fawcett) [BPS Bodhi Leaf No. 014] [DNET]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2006.07.06 Heart Awakened, The (Siriwardhana) [BPS Bodhi Leaf No. 093] [DNET]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2006.06.02 Seven Factors of Enlightenment, The (Piyadassi) [BPS Wheel No. 001] [V15 2005.09.19: Word]<!– <dd>Summary: An introduction to the seven factors of enlightenment (mindfulness, investigation, energy, rapture, calm, concentration, and equanimity) based on the suttas and their commentaries.
Difficulty: hard (footnotes, Pali text)</dd> –></dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2006.05.21 Samyutta Nikaya: An Anthology (Part I) (Ireland) [BPS Wheel No. 107] [V01 2006.03.14: Word]<!– <dd>Summary: An anthology of sutta translations. 94 pages. <br>Difficulty: hard (extensive footnotes and some Pali text)</dd> –></dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2006.04.22 Buddhism and Sex (Walshe) [BPS Wheel No. 225] [V10 2005.09.20: Word] <!– <dd>Summary: This short essay explores the significance and meaning of sex from the Theravada Buddhist perspective. 26 pages.
Difficulty: easy-medium (occasional Pali text)</dd> –>

{2006.04.22 Karma and Rebirth (Nyanatiloka Mahathera) [BPS Wheel No. 9] [V19 2005.09.21: Word]<!– <dd>Summary: A scholarly introduction to the related concepts of karma and rebirth. 23 pages.
Difficulty: medium-hard (some Pali text)</dd> –> The text of this book appears in its entirety in Wheel 394.}</dd>

<dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2006.04.15 Ananda: The Guardian of the Dhamma (Hellmuth Hecker) [BPS Wheel No. 273/274] [V06 2005.09.06: Word; BPS]<!– <dd>Summary: Another volume in the “Lives of the Disciples” series. A biographical sketch of the life of Ven. Ananda, the Buddha's long-time and closest personal attendant. 75 pages.<br> Difficulty: medium (footnotes and some Pali text)</dd> –></dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2006.04.12 Buddhism in Thailand (Kusalasaya) [BPS Wheel No. 085] [V12 2005.08.30: Word; +BPS/RTF]<!– <dd>Summary: An overview of the history of Buddhism in Thailand. 30 pages.<br> Difficulty: easy-medium (some Pali text)</dd> –></dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2006.03.31 Blessed One's City of Dhamma, The [BPS Bodhi Leaf No. 130] [V18 2005.09.05: Word] <!– <dd>Summary: Chapter 5 from The Questions of King Milinda: An Abridgement of the Milindapa&ntilde;ha, edited by N.K.G. Mendis. In this passage Ven. Nagasena develops a magnificent series of similes to convince Milinda that, even though the Buddha died long ago, his legacy lives on, unwavering. 27 small pages.
Difficulty: medium (some footnotes)</dd> –></dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2006.03.09 Women in Early Buddhist Literature (Horner) [BPS Wheel No. 030] [V16 2005.09.19: RTF] <!– <dd>Summary: In this lecture delivered to a Sri Lankan women's group, Horner explores the social and spiritual lives of women in India during the time of the Buddha. Citing numerous examples from the Pali canon, she demonstrates that, despite their traditional domestic roles, women enjoyed considerable freedom, respect, and honor. 22 pages.
Difficulty: easy-medium (occasional Pali text)</dd> –></dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2006.03.03 Blessings of Pindapata, The (Khantipalo) [BPS Wheel No. 73] [V06 2005.08.16: Word]<!– <dd>Summary: Pindapata is the daily alms-round by which ascetic Theravadan monks and nuns wander from house to house, accepting whatever offerings of food are placed in their bowls by laypeople. This short book explores the significance of the alms-round as one of the key activities that defines the life of the Buddhist monastic and his or her relationship to the lay community. 26 pages.<br> Difficulty: easy-medium (occasional Pali text)</dd> –></dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2006.02.24 Discourse on the Snake Simile, The (Nyanaponika) [BPS Wheel No. 048] [V02 2005.08.14: Word]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2006.02.09 Positive Response: How to Meet Evil with Good (Acharya Buddharakkhita) [BPS Bodhi Leaf No. 109] [V11 2005.08.29: Word]<!– <dd>Summary: Included among the Buddha's many teachings are instructions on how to respond skillfully to provocative people and situations. This short sampler of suttas (plus a passage from the Visuddhimagga) offers practical techniques for overcoming resentment and the impulse to blind reactivity. 35 small pages.<br> Difficulty: easy</dd> –></dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2006.01.18 Bag of Bones: A Miscellany on the Body (Bhikkhu Khantipalo) [BPS Wheel No. 271] [V01 2005.08.06: Word]


<dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.12.07 Nothing Higher to Live For (Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano) [BPS Bodhi Leaf No. 124] [V09 2005.08.01; HTML]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.12.07 Buddhism and Death (Walshe) [BPS Wheel No. 261] [V04 2005.07.19; Word]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.11.18 Vangisa: An Early Buddhist Poet (Ireland) [BPS Wheel No. 417] [BPS 2005.07.16: Word]<!– 050714: I found this in an old BPS Word file.<dd>Summary: Of the Buddha's many gifted disciples, Vangisa was the one designated by the Buddha as foremost in the composition of spontaneous verse. This book presents a translation of his poems, which appear at several places in the Tipitaka. 43 pages.<br>Difficulty: hard (extensive Pali text and footnotes)</dd> –></dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.11.04 Buddha's Encounters with Mara, The (Guruge) [BPS Wheel No. 419] [BPS 2005.07.16: Word]<!– 050714: I found this in an old BPS Word file.<dd>Summary: An exploration of various accounts, from both the Tipitaka and Sanskrit literature, of the Buddha's encounters with Mara, the embodiment of temptation and evil. 34 pages.<br>Difficulty: medium (extensive footnotes, some Pali text)</dd> –></dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.10.18 Detachment & Compassion in Early Buddhism (Harris) [BPS Bodhi Leaf No. 141] [BPS 2005.07.16; Word]<!– 050714: I found this in an old BPS Word file. <dd>Summary: The Buddha strongly recommended the cultivation of these two emotions. But are they truly compatible? How can one feel genuine compassion toward others while simultaneously remaining detached and “aloof” from the world? Citing examples from the Canon and the Commentaries, the author shows that the two are, in fact, mutually supportive. 29 pages.<br>Difficulty: medium (Pali text, footnotes)</dd> –></dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.10.17 Two Dialogues on Dhamma (Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano) [BPS Wheel No. 363] [V05 2005.07.14; Word]<!– Summary: Two more enjoyable dialogues between the monk Tissa and newcomers to Buddhism. In the first story, Tissa helps a well-to-do carefree young man discover that there is, in fact, much more to life than chasing after superificial pleasures. In the second, Tissa helps a couple sort out a thorny ethical dilemma concerning their livelihood. (64 pp.) –></dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.10.10 Young People's Life of the Buddha (Silacara) [Singapore Buddhist Med Centre] [DNET: TXT]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.09.30 Radical Therapy: Buddhist Precepts in the Modern World (Lily deSilva) [BPS Bodhi Leaf No. 123] [V03 2005.07.13; Word]<!– Summary: A discussion of the fundamental value of the five precepts in today's complex world. (20 small pages.) –></dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.09.25 Treatise on the Paramis (Dhammapala) [BPS Wheel No. 409] [BPS: Word]<!– The paramis are a traditional set of ten skillful qualities that a bodhisatta &mdash; aspiring Buddha &mdash; must bring to perfection over the course of many lifetimes before he can attain Buddhahood. Although we ourselves may not aspire to that goal, Awakening still calls for us to develop these skillful qualities to a high degree. This book, written by the sixth century commentator Acariya Dhammapala, lays out in detail the meaning, purpose, and the practice of the ten paramis. –></dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.09.03 Self-made Private Prison (Lily deSilva) [BPS Bodhi Leaf No. 120] [V07 2007.07.07; Word]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.08.26: Prisoners of Karma (Karunaratna) [BPS Bodhi Leaf No. 125] [DNET: TXT]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.08.26: Healing of the Bull (Karunaratna) [BPS Bodhi Leaf No. 140] [Old ATI HTML]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.08.13: BPS Newsletter Cover Essays, Nos. 39-47 (Bhikkhu Bodhi) [V06: Word]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.08.04: Of Mindsets and Monkeypots (Ontl) [BPS Bodhi Leaf No. 131] [DNET: TXT]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.07.31: Jataka Tales of the Buddha IV (Kawasaki) [BPS Bodhi Leaf No. 144] [BPS: PDF]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.07.31: Jataka Tales of the Buddha V (Kawasaki) [BPS Bodhi Leaf No. 158] [KVK 2005.07.14; Word]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.07.22: Ideal Solitude: An Exposition of the Bhaddekaratta Sutta (Bhikkhu &Ntilde;anananda) [BPS Wheel No. 188] [V02]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.07.16: Happy Married Life, A (Dhammananda) [Buddhist Missionary Society] [DNET: TXT]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.07.16: Guide to Awareness, A (Somdet Phra &Ntilde;anasamvara) [Mahamakut] [PDF; originally on ATI in 1997; withdrawn 1999; reinstated 2005]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.07.14: Fundamentals of Buddhism: Four Lectures (Nyanatiloka) [BPS Wheel No. 394]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.07.13: Buddhist Attitude Towards Nature, The (de Silva) [excerpt from Buddhism and the Ecocrisis (Sandell, ed.); BPS Wheel No. 346]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.07.10: Our Reactions to Dukkha (Ashby) [BPS Bodhi Leaf No. 026]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.07.08: Buddhist Culture, The Cultured Buddhist (Bogoda) [BPS Bodhi Leaf No. 139]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.07.06: Bhikkhu Tissa Dispels Some Doubts (Leonard Price) [BPS Bodhi Leaf No. 102] [V04]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.07.01: Thoughts on the Dhamma (Mahasi) [BPS Wheel No. 298] [V01]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.06.??: Journey into Buddhism (Harris) [BPS Bodhi Leaf No. 134]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.06.??: Nibbana as Living Experience (de Silva) [BPS Wheel No. 407]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.06.??: Taste of the Holy Life (Jootla) [BPS Bodhi Leaf No. 133]</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.05.30: Gifts He Left Behind (Ajaan Dune; Thanissaro, trans.)</dd> <dd class=“_DTP_PROGRESS_TAG_”>2005.05.30: Mudita: The Buddha's Teaching on Unselfish Joy (various) [BPS Wheel No. 170] [V01]


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