excerpt from dhamma wiki
Maurice O'Connell Walshe (1911-1998) was born in London and
studied German at the universities of London, Berlin, Vienna, and
Freiburg, eventually becoming Deputy Director at the Institute of
Germanic Studies, London. An active Buddhist since 1951, he was
Vice-President of the English Sangha Trust, as well as author of
numerous articles on Buddhism.
His published works include a three volume set of essays of the 13th
century mystic, Meister Eckhart and, in 1987, Thus Have I Heard, a new
translation of the Digha Nikaya. A few months before he died he completed a Buddhist Pali dictionary.
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