A while back Ajahn Brahm took a small start toward updating Nyanantiloka Thera’s “Word Of The Buddha”. Its an introduction to Buddhism for lay people via an anthology of the Pali Canon. It really seems like the perfect book accept for the outmoded English. As we all know Ajahn Brahm is very busy, and this project hasn’t gone far.
Ajahn Sujato has done more than the heavy lifting with making his new translations of the nikaya’s for the average person.
It occurred to me that this useful project could now be done by anyone in a few weeks by listing the sutta excerpts in “Word Of The Buddha” and compiling new excerpts from Ajahn Sujato’s translations.
It may even serve as a good introduction to sutta central.
I’m too busy myself, but I know there are some sutta heads here who would probably enjoy the project so I thought I would make the suggestion.