By Bhikkhu Nanamoli
Gathered posthumous papers of the English monk-scholar Ñaṇamoli, who counts as one of many optimum translators of Pali Buddhist texts into English. along with being a talented translator Ñaṇamoli was once additionally a talented philosopher, thinker, and poet. in addition to a few longer essays, lots of the notes are just one paragraph lengthy and have been written within the Fifties as a Buddhist monk. The notes and essays take care of profound themes corresponding to ontology, metaphysics, nuclear physics, good judgment, yet there's additionally humour, irony, sarcasm and lightweight poetry. 4 essays have been past released in a Wheel ebook referred to as Pathways of Buddhist inspiration. The notes have been gathered, edited and brought by means of Nyanaponika Thera.
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A Thinker's Note Book: Posthumous Papers of a Buddhist Monk by Bhikkhu Nanamoli