[COMPLETE/RELIG]Buddhist Writings, translated H.C.Warren -lz

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LeonMire
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Post by LeonMire » March 31st, 2008, 8:06 pm

Buddhist Writings. Translated by Henry Clarke Warren.

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/buddhist-writings-translated-by-henry-clarke-warren/

An anthology of Buddhist scriptures, appropriate as an introduction to its vast literature, or as a sampler for those who want to better understand Buddhism.
  1. How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
    To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are “up for grabs.” Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you’d like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
  2. New to recording?
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  3. Is there a deadline?
    Target completion date of this project: September 30, 2008 - new deadline: ASAP, please submit soon.... – but try to send your recordings as soon as you can. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it’ll go back to the pool. There’s no shame in this; we’re all volunteers and things happen.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.bartleby.com/45/3/
  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!
    If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.


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    Set your recording software to:
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    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
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    • "Chapter [##] of Buddhist Writings. - This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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    End of recording
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      End of Chapter [##]."
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    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Artist: Henry Clarke Warren, translator
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    Artist: Henry Clarke Warren, translator
    Album: Buddhist Writings

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Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)

Other notes:
  • Please do not read any of the footnotes.
  • Do your best with pronunciations, and pronounce difficult words with confidence. :) I own several print references on pronunciation, so I can help if needed (just post in the forum), but I am not an expert in the languages of Buddhism.
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Post by CarlManchester » April 1st, 2008, 12:08 pm

I shouldn't but I can't resist...

Can I have 10, 11 and 12 please Leon?
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Post by LeonMire » April 1st, 2008, 12:17 pm

CarlManchester wrote:I shouldn't but I can't resist...

Can I have 10, 11 and 12 please Leon?
Yes, you may.. thanks Carl!
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Post by oneinmany » April 2nd, 2008, 10:55 pm

while i am unfamiliar with these particular scriptures, go ahead and sign me up for 17-21 anyway.

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Post by Cloud Mountain » April 3rd, 2008, 5:07 am

#'s 4 & 15.

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Post by LeonMire » April 3rd, 2008, 9:53 am

oneinmany wrote:while i am unfamiliar with these particular scriptures, go ahead and sign me up for 17-21 anyway.

chris
They're all yours.. thanks Chris!
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Post by LeonMire » April 3rd, 2008, 9:53 am

Cloud Mountain wrote:#'s 4 & 15.
I've signed you up for those two.. thanks CM!
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Post by genecode » April 6th, 2008, 6:35 pm

Hey Leon, I'd love to be DPL to this book:D
Umm, the title's very general. Is it book talked about Buddhism in India, or in an overall scope? I've read couples of books on Buddhist influence in Oriental countries, mainly China, Japan and Korea, but never read anything about that in the Indian subcontinent where it originated...
Anyway, it does sound interesting to me

:D :D :D
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Post by LeonMire » April 6th, 2008, 7:40 pm

genecode wrote:Hey Leon, I'd love to be DPL to this book:D
Umm, the title's very general. Is it book talked about Buddhism in India, or in an overall scope? I've read couples of books on Buddhist influence in Oriental countries, mainly China, Japan and Korea, but never read anything about that in the Indian subcontinent where it originated...
Anyway, it does sound interesting to me

:D :D :D
Fantastic.. thank you genecode!

I'm glad you asked about the scope of this work. It's almost entirely scriptures from the Theravada school of Buddhism. Unfortunately, there isn't much from Buddhism as it later developed in China, Japan, or Korea. Warren may have had a bias against those later texts simply because they were later. But until you asked, I hadn't realized that my summary above doesn't really indicate that. The summary that goes in the catalog will.

In any case, glad to have you on as DPL. :D

-Leon
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Post by genecode » April 6th, 2008, 8:14 pm

Ah, Theravada, nice! That's actually something relatively new to me and would be an interesting experience to listen to.
I only know that the Theravada school of Buddhism has great influences in Southeast Asian countries like Burma, Thailand and Cambodia, and, oh yeah, as South as Sri Lanka, too.
In China, Japan, Korea, Nepal and Tibet (perhaps Mongolia, too?), people favor the Mahayana school.


If you don't mind, I'd love to PL the sections in order, which means maybe some submitted first my feedback will be a bit delayed.
However, I can PL some section once it's done upon request.

Vivian
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Post by LeonMire » April 6th, 2008, 9:08 pm

Vivian,
I do not mind if you proof-listen this project in order, though I should warn you that some other BCs might. However, except for the first part ("The Buddha"), this project isn't a continuous story like a novel might be, but more like a collection of short stories or essays whose order is interchangeable. In other words, this project lends itself well to listening to sections at random.

Still, it's up to you how you want to do it. Your help is definitely appreciated in any case. I only ask that if it's a brand new reader who says something like "Please let me know if I did alright" that you proof-listen it sooner. (Although I can if you're unable to).

In any case, thank you much! :)

-Leon
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Post by genecode » April 6th, 2008, 9:33 pm

In that case, I can PL it at random.
Was worrying I couldn't make sense of one section if doing it out of order. :D

Edit: preface's O.K to catalogue! :D
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Post by LeonMire » April 7th, 2008, 1:26 pm

Alright.. thank you!
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Post by LeonMire » May 23rd, 2008, 2:13 am

I've posted my recording of chapter 5, The Buddha's Daily Habits:
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/lm/buddhistwritings_05_warren.mp3
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Post by andrew.macbeth » May 26th, 2008, 1:33 am

Hello there,

I would like to claim sections 7, 8 and 9 as my own, please. Hope this is ok. Regards,

Andrew
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