NEW BOOK> The Stream of Deathless Nectar: The Short Recension of the Amatarasadhārā of the Elder Upatissa

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Dear Friends,

I would like to let you know about the publication of my most recent book, The Stream of Deathless Nectar: The Short Recension of the Amatarasadhārā of the Elder Upatissa, published by the Fragile Palm Leaves Foundation and the Lumbini International Research Institute in the Materials for the Study of the Tripiṭaka series (Volume 12).

From the back cover:

Maitreya is the future Buddha, the Buddha who will follow our present Buddha Śākyamuni. For more than two thousand years Maitreya (Pali: Metteyya) has been an inspiration for Buddhist devotees who look forward to his coming and aspire to meet him and receive his blessings and teachings. Their devotions have animated art, ritual, meditation practice, and literature across Asia. The Theravaṃsa of Sri Lanka and South-East Asia transmits a ‘Chronicle of the Future’ (Anāgatavaṃsa) in a bewildering number of recensions. Written in Pali, the ‘Chronicle’ is a paean of the golden future that Maitreya will inaugurate for those who practice sincerely. The present volume contains a study, a critical edition, and an annotated translation of a commentary on the ‘Chronicle’, the Amatarasadhārā, or ‘Stream of Deathless Nectar’ composed in Pali by the Sri Lankan elder Upatissa. An appendix gives the Pali Anāgatavaṃsa side by side with two fourteenth-century Tibetan translations. The volume is a significant contribution to research on Maitreya the future Buddha and to the study of the Pali manuscript culture of Thailand.

The book can be purchased here from Biblia Impex, and should soon be available for purchase from Amazon.

With best wishes,


Daniel M. Stuart

University of South Carolina