Guide to Tipitaka

Canonical Pâli Buddhist Literature of the Theravâda School

by U Ko Lay | 48,543 words

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Sayagyi U Ko Lay

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Sayagyi U Ko Lay

Graduated from Yangon University in 1934, educated also at London University of UK, Cornell University and Columbia University, USA

He founded the first Myanmar University after gaining Independence, at Mandalay, the old capital of Burma and became its first vice-chancellor He retired from the university service in 1963 and devoted himself entirely to practice of vipassand meditation and to translating Tipitaka Pali canon into English He first translated the discourses given by the Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw on Dhamma cakkappavattana Sutta and Anattalakkhana Sutta in 1979 Next he served as senior Editor on the Editorial Committee of the Burma Pitaka Association. The Association has published his book on the Guide to Tipitaka and four of his translations in Ten Suttasfrom the Digha Nikaya His other translations from the Majjhima Nikaya, Samyutta Nikaya and the Vinaya Mahdvagga remain to be published in due course.

He has recently translated into English the six volumes in eight books of The Great Chronicle ofBuddhas in Myanmar which is based on the Pali text, Buddhavamsa and written by The Most Venerable Mmgun Sayadaw Bhaddanta Vicittasarabhivamsa. He is also working as a guest professor at the State Pariyatti Sasana University, Kaba Aye, Yangon.

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