Classic and Contemporary Buddhist Works

The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha - Praise

A Translation of the Majjhima Nikāya

“A triumph.”—The Middle Way

“Everyone who reads The Middle Length Discourses must be struck by the richness of its contents.”—Buddhist Studies Review

“A book to be kept close at hand for a lifetime—like the teacher and beneficial friend it will surely become for those with a deep interest in the dhamma...a book for our generation that will, I think, long endure as a classic of scholarship and render the teachings of the historical Buddha accessible to any who have eyes to see and the interest to look.”—Inquiring Mind

“This new translation of the Majjhima Nikāya...is considered by scholars to be the most reliable source for the original teachings of the historical Buddha.”—Library Journal

“...remarkable both in its scope and in its contemporary rendering of the Buddha’s words.”—Tricycle

“Most welcome...”—Mountain Record

“A book to be kept close at hand for a lifetime—like the teacher and beneficial friend it will surely become for those with a deep interest in the dhamma...a book for our generation that will, I think, long endure as a classic of scholarship and render the teachings of the historical Buddha accessible to any who have eyes to see and the interest to look.”—Inquiring Mind

“It can be difficult for Westerners to penetrate the ‘official’ Buddhist canon, but one English-language translation stands above the rest: The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, published by Wisdom Publications.”—Mark Schneider, religion reporter, Canadian Television News