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This ebook deals 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 ancient Buddha's unique teachings, given in India and a part thousand years ago--consists of thirty-four longer-length suttas, or discourses, exclusive as such from the middle-length and shorter suttas of the opposite collections.

These suttas show the gentleness, compassion, strength, and penetrating knowledge of the Buddha. integrated are teachings on mindfulness (Mahasatipatthana Sutta); on morality, focus, and knowledge (Subha Sutta); on based origination (Mahanidrana Sutta); at the roots and motives of mistaken perspectives (Brahmajala Sutta); and an extended description of the Buddha's final days and passing away (Mahaparinibbana Sutta); besides a wealth of useful suggestion 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, take heed to them, take into consideration them, examine them, and examine the current fact, the current event, with them. Then, and simply then, can one insightfully understand the reality past words."

Introduced with a shiny 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 solution to the clever and compassionate presence of Gotama Buddha and his course of fact.

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