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Recommended Books

The titles in this list by highly-respected monks, authors and scholars may be considered as  some of the best bedrock Theravada books available in English.



Anguttarta Nikaya Part III by Nyanaponika Maha Thera Print E-mail
Written by David Holmes (Anagarika Tevijjo)   

Introduction

The text below contains clear and insightful core teachings, providing many answers to questions, which were spoken and explained, by the Buddha, to the Noble Ones and laymen, which were collected in selected passages taken from the Gradual Sayings/Numerical Discourses.

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Nanamoli. Mindfulness of Breathing Print E-mail
Written by David Holmes (Anagarika Tevijjo)   

Introduction

This text contains an expansive and detailed description, in translation, of what the Buddha said about Breathing Meditation, excerpted from a wide variety of sources and texts which may be found in diverse suttas throughout the Pali Canon. Seldom will one find a comprehensive translation and explication on Anapanasati, written with such scholarly dedication and attention to subtleties of wording and interpretation. Here we find Bhikkhu Nanamoli working at his best.

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Abhidhammattha-Sangha.Narada Thera Print E-mail
Written by David Holmes (Anagarika Tevijjo)   

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"This is an clearly formatted rendering of Manual of the Abhidhamma by Narada Thera, which is practical for eye-friendly visual study."

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The Discourse on Right View. Nanamoli.Nyanaponika.Bodhi Print E-mail
Written by David Holmes (Anagarika Tevijjo)   

Introduction

The analysis of right view undertaken in this sutta brings us to the core of the Dhamma, since right view constitutes the correct understanding of the central teachings of the Buddha, the teachings which confer upon the Buddha's doctrine its own unique and distinctive stamp.

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Nanaponika: The Four Nutriments of Life Print E-mail
Written by David Holmes (Anagarika Tevijjo)   

Introduction

If a question is put: "What is the root of craving? - Craving for what?"
The answer is: "Craving for nourishment of the four nutriments of life."
And if a question is then put: "What are the four nutriments of life?"
The answer is:"Read this insightful book by Venerable Nyanaponika."

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