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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 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, exotic as such from the middle-length and shorter suttas of the opposite collections.

These suttas show the gentleness, compassion, energy, 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 explanations of mistaken perspectives (Brahmajala Sutta); and an extended description of the Buddha's final days and passing away (Mahaparinibbana Sutta); in addition to a wealth of functional recommendation and perception for all these traveling 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, hearken to them, take into consideration them, examine them, and examine the current fact, the current adventure, with them. Then, and in basic terms then, can one insightfully be aware of the reality past words."

Introduced with a brilliant account of the Buddha's existence and instances and a quick survey of his teachings, The lengthy Discourses of the Buddha brings us nearer in each technique to the clever and compassionate presence of Gotama Buddha and his direction of fact.

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