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Ideal Solitude: An Exposition on the Bhaddekaratta Sutta, by Bhikkhu Ñanananda (2005; 23pp./70KB) [PDF icon]
In the Bhaddekaratta Sutta (MN 131) the Buddha presents a magnificently concise statement of the life-and-death importance of keeping one's attention firmly rooted in the present moment. Despite the sutta's overall clarity and brilliance, the climax to its central verse hinges on the Pali phrase bhaddekaratta, whose meaning has eluded translators since the time of the early Commentaries. Drawing on evidence from throughout the Canon, the author here presents a cogent argument that the phrase reflects the solitary devotion of the earnest meditator: the "ideal lover of solitude." This book will be of particular interest to students of the Pali language.
Samyutta Nikaya: An Anthology, by Bhikkhu Ñanananda (2007; 67pp./200KB)
An anthology of 27 important suttas from the Samyutta Nikaya, accompanied by detailed annotation and commentary. This is the second in the Buddhist Publication Society's three-part series of Samyutta anthologies published as Wheels.