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This booklet 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 licensed scriptures of Theravada Buddhism. This collection--among the oldest files of the historic Buddha's unique teachings, given in India and a part thousand years ago--consists of thirty-four longer-length suttas, or discourses, extraordinary as such from the middle-length and shorter suttas of the opposite collections.

These suttas display 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 reasons of incorrect perspectives (Brahmajala Sutta); and a protracted description of the Buddha's final days and passing away (Mahaparinibbana Sutta); in addition to a wealth of functional suggestion and perception for all these traveling alongside the non secular path.

Venerable Sumedho Thera writes in his foreword: "[These suttas] should not intended to be 'sacred scriptures' that let us know what to think. One should still learn them, hearken to them, take into consideration them, give some thought to them, and examine the current truth, the current adventure, with them. Then, and simply then, can one insightfully recognize the reality past words."

Introduced with a shiny account of the Buddha's existence and occasions and a quick 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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