A Thinker's Note Book: Posthumous Papers of a Buddhist Monk by Bhikkhu Nanamoli

By Bhikkhu Nanamoli

Amassed posthumous papers of the English monk-scholar Ñaṇamoli, who counts as one of many preferable translators of Pali Buddhist texts into English. along with being a proficient translator Ñaṇamoli used to be additionally a proficient philosopher, thinker, and poet. along with a few longer essays, many of the notes are just one paragraph lengthy and have been written within the Fifties as a Buddhist monk. The notes and essays care for profound themes akin to ontology, metaphysics, nuclear physics, good judgment, yet there's additionally humour, irony, sarcasm and light-weight poetry. 4 essays have been past released in a Wheel booklet referred to as Pathways of Buddhist suggestion. The notes have been accrued, edited and brought by way of Nyanaponika Thera.

Show description

Read or Download A Thinker's Note Book: Posthumous Papers of a Buddhist Monk PDF

Similar memoirs books

Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

The tale of My Experiments with fact is the autobiography of Mohandas okay. Gandhi, overlaying his existence from early youth via to 1921.

Our Billie: Learning to Live with Every Family's Worst Nightmare

'An amazing paintings' - Joanne Harris. each parent's worst nightmare grew to become a truth for Ian Clayton. On a brief vacation holiday in Hay-on-Wye, he took his nine-year-old twins canoeing, and in a freak twist of fate his daughter Billie used to be drowned. In a remarkably frank and brilliant approach, Clayton describes what occurred on that spring day, his determined makes an attempt to save lots of his youngsters, after which what it felt like years later to come back head to head with the lads who employed out the canoe.

In the Dark on the Sunny Side: A Memoir of an Out-of-Sight Mathematician

Misfortune struck one June day in 1944, while a five-year-old boy was once without end blinded following an twist of fate he suffered with a paring knife. Few humans develop into the world over famous study mathematicians and famously profitable college professors of that erudite topic, and never strangely a minuscule variety of these few are visually impaired.

Extra info for A Thinker's Note Book: Posthumous Papers of a Buddhist Monk

Example text

Finally, Mr. " After this brilliant exhibition of Parliamentary logic, a division was taken. The Ayes were 118; the Noes 101. 2 The opposition was pertinaciously continued at every subsequent stage, but the patience of the reader need scarcely be further taxed with its dreary jargon. That of the promoters was sorely tried. The Bill did not 1 2 Hansard, cix, 838-851. , ex, 154-164. 50 786 BOOK in. HISTORY OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARIES ACTS. pass the House of Commons until the end of July. Four Chapter XVII.

LIBRARIES OP W1SBEACH, AND OF ST. MARTIN'S. 7 6 1 an old Church Library, of uncertain date, which con•• T 1. V l • sooxm. Chapter XVI. tains, 1 believe, some early printed books of consider- The Parochial T> l • Libraries of able rarity. ,—long grossly neglected, but of late years put into good order. "About 1835," wrote the Eev. J. J. Smith, in 1849, "I saw the Library in the Church in a lamentable condition. In 1840, I went there again, and found a room in the town of good size and well fitted up, with a large number of goodly volumes.

But what ground was there for excluding, or attempting to exclude from the inquiry the "Library of the Faculty of Advocates," or the" Cathedral and Parochial Libraries" of the country? To the former every author and every publisher in the United Kingdom is a contributory by law. Many of the latter were expressly devoted bv their founder to public uses. How little ground 1"™°*, „* the L J ^ groundlessness of there was for assuming beforehand that " Parochial «>« proposed ex° emption from in- Libraries," for example, were under such good manageL ' o o ment as to need no examination, may be made apparent (if it be not already apparent) in few words, by the independent testimony of many recent witnesses of their 1 Hansard, Third Series, ciii, 751.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.62 of 5 – based on 7 votes