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By Sumedho Thera,Maurice Walshe

This publication 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 approved 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, wonderful as such from the middle-length and shorter suttas of the opposite collections.

These suttas demonstrate 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 established origination (Mahanidrana Sutta); at the roots and explanations of fallacious perspectives (Brahmajala Sutta); and a protracted description of the Buddha's final days and passing away (Mahaparinibbana Sutta); besides a wealth of functional suggestion and perception for all these vacationing alongside the non secular path.

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

Introduced with a brilliant 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 technique to the clever and compassionate presence of Gotama Buddha and his course of truth.

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