Life of the Buddha: According to the Pali Canon

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Pariyatti Publishing, May 9, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
Composed entirely of texts from the Pali canon, this unique biography presents the oldest authentic record of the Buddha’s life and revolutionary philosophy. The ancient texts are rendered here in a language marked by lucidity and dignity, and a framework of narrators and voices connect the canonical texts. Vivid recollections of his personal attendant Ananda and other disciples bring the reader into the Buddha’s presence, where his example offers profound inspiration and guidance on the path to freedom.

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The Middle Period
The Person
The Doctrine
The Last Year
The First Council

The Two Chief Disciples
Anāthapiṇḍika The Feeder of the Poor
The Formation of the Order of Nuns
The Quarrel at Kosambī 9 The End of the First Twenty Years
List of Sources
A Bibliography

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Bhikkhu Ņanamoli was ordained as a monk in Sri Lanka, where he spent 11 years living in a monastery and translating the texts of Theravada Buddhism into English. He is the author of The Discourse on Right View, Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, and The Path of Purification.

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