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This ebook bargains an entire 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 files 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, amazing as such from the middle-length and shorter suttas of the opposite collections.

These suttas display 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 based origination (Mahanidrana Sutta); at the roots and motives of fallacious perspectives (Brahmajala Sutta); and an extended 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 should still learn them, take heed to them, take into consideration them, think of them, and examine the current truth, the current event, with them. Then, and in simple terms then, can one insightfully understand the reality past words."

Introduced with a bright account of the Buddha's existence and occasions and a brief 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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