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

This e-book deals 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 approved scriptures of Theravada Buddhism. This collection--among the oldest documents of the old Buddha's unique teachings, given in India and a part thousand years ago--consists of thirty-four longer-length suttas, or discourses, wonderful as such from the middle-length and shorter suttas of the opposite collections.

These suttas exhibit the gentleness, compassion, strength, and penetrating knowledge of the Buddha. incorporated are teachings on mindfulness (Mahasatipatthana Sutta); on morality, focus, and knowledge (Subha Sutta); on established origination (Mahanidrana Sutta); at the roots and motives of unsuitable perspectives (Brahmajala Sutta); and a protracted description of the Buddha's final days and passing away (Mahaparinibbana Sutta); besides a wealth of functional recommendation and perception for all these vacationing alongside the religious path.

Venerable Sumedho Thera writes in his foreword: "[These suttas] aren't intended to be 'sacred scriptures' that let us know what to think. One may still learn them, hearken to them, take into consideration them, think of them, and examine the current fact, the current adventure, with them. Then, and simply then, can one insightfully understand the reality past words."

Introduced with a vibrant account of the Buddha's lifestyles and occasions and a brief survey of his teachings, The lengthy Discourses of the Buddha brings us nearer in each approach to the clever and compassionate presence of Gotama Buddha and his course of fact.

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