The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Digha Nikaya (Teachings of the Buddha)

This ebook bargains a whole translation of the Digha Nikaya, the lengthy discourses of the Buddha, one of many significant collections of texts within the Pali Canon, the licensed scriptures of Theravada Buddhism. This collection--among the oldest documents of the historic Buddha's unique teachings, given in India and a part thousand years ago--consists of thirty-four longer-length suttas, or discourses, extraordinary as such from the middle-length and shorter suttas of the opposite collections.

These suttas display the gentleness, compassion, energy, and penetrating knowledge of the Buddha. integrated are teachings on mindfulness (Mahasatipatthana Sutta); on morality, focus, and knowledge (Subha Sutta); on established origination (Mahanidrana Sutta); at the roots and reasons of unsuitable perspectives (Brahmajala Sutta); and an extended description of the Buddha's final days and passing away (Mahaparinibbana Sutta); in addition to a wealth of useful recommendation and perception for all these vacationing alongside the religious path.

Venerable Sumedho Thera writes in his foreword: "[These suttas] will not be intended to be 'sacred scriptures' that let us know what to think. One should still learn them, hearken to them, take into consideration them, think about them, and examine the current truth, the current event, with them. Then, and simply then, can one insightfully recognize the reality past words."

Introduced with a shiny account of the Buddha's existence and occasions and a quick survey of his teachings, The lengthy Discourses of the Buddha brings us nearer in each solution to the clever and compassionate presence of Gotama Buddha and his course of fact.

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