Drawn from the Anguttara Nikaya, Numerical Discourses of the Buddha brings together teachings of the Buddha ranging from basic ethical observances recommended to the busy man or woman of the world, to the more rigorous instructions on mental training prescribed for the monks and nuns. This organizational scheme, common in ancient Indian literature, can give the reader a haphazard view of the Buddha's teachings. To balance this, Bhikkhu Bodhi provides a systematic introduction to the Buddha's Teaching in the Anguttara Nikaya. The translators also provide notes, a glossary, and another introduction placing the Anguttara Nikaya in the context of the larger Theravada Buddhist Canon.This readable but precise translation will be welcomed by both students of Theravada Buddhism as well as anyone wishing to learn from the Buddha's teachings.
About the Author:
NYANAPONIKA THERA was one of the foremost interpreters of Theravada Buddhism in our time. He was founding-president and longtime editor of the Buddhist Publication Society.BHIKKHU BODHI is an American Buddhist monk. He is currently the president and editor of the Buddhist Publication Society.