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This ebook 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, distinct 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 explanations 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 traveling alongside the non secular 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, give some thought to 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 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 strategy to the clever and compassionate presence of Gotama Buddha and his course of fact.

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