The Life of the Buddha: According to the Pali Canon [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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The Life of the Buddha: According to the Pali Canon

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Overview


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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“If you want to read only one book about the Buddha, this is the undisputed best choice.” —Paul Fleischman, author, Karma and Chaos

“An incredible resource for the West. . . . It is a work of tenderness, scholarship, and beauty, a tremendous contribution from one of the first Englishmen to embrace the Buddhist path.” —Mark Epstein, author, Going on Being and Thoughts Without a Thinker

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781938754531
  • Publisher: Pariyatti Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 645,212
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Bhikkhu Ñanamoli 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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Table of Contents

Editor's Preface ix
Introduction xi
Map of Central and Eastern India xvi
Voices xviii
1. The Birth and the Early Years 1
2. The Struggle for Enlightenment 10
3. After the Enlightenment 30
4. The Spreading of the Dhamma 48
5. The Two Chief Disciples 70
6. Anathapindika, The Feeder of the Poor 87
7. The Formation of the Order of Nuns 102
8. The Quarrel at Kosambi 109
9. The End of the First Twenty Years 120
10. The Middle Period 151
11. The Person 182
12. The Doctrine 206
13. Devadatta 257
14. Old Age 273
15. The Last Year 286
16. The First Council 333
Notes 347
List of Sources 360
Index 369
Table of Principal Dates 375
About the Author 376
Bhikkhu Nanamoli: A Bibliography 377
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Wonderful Concept!

    The Buddha's life taken from the pages of the Pali canon!

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