The complete PDF version of Bhikkhu Nanamoli’s anthology Life of the Buddha Many books about the Buddha do not make clear where the. Read “The Life of the Buddha According to the Pali Canon” by Bhikkhu Nanamoli with Rakuten Kobo. Composed entirely of texts from the Pali canon, this unique. Life of the Buddha, The- Click Google Preview button to look inside the book. GBS_setLanguage(‘en’) Author: Bhikkhu Nanamoli. Product Type: Book, eBook .

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His scholarly credentials are impeccable. Veheragama near MahawaSri Lanka. This book read like a dry hagiography more than a biography. The Life of the Buddha is a ,slow, but excellent read.

The Life of the Buddha: According to the Pali Canon by Bhikkhu Ñaṇamoli

The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi. This unique biography presents the Buddha’s revolutionary solution for humanity that leads to the end of ill will, craving and delusion.

Besides problems of historicity, Nanamoli has in brining this text to a modern English readership to wrestle with issues of accuracy and style. Don’t have a Kindle? He also wrote essays on aspects of Buddhism.

Has the Dhamma not been taught by me in many ways for dispassion, disintoxication, for curing thirst, for abolishing attachment, for severing the round of being, for exhausting ,ife, for dispassion, for cessation, for Nibbana?


While on a pilgrimage he died suddenly due to heart failure at the hamlet of Veheragama near Mahawa. Views Read Edit View history. Quotes from The Life of the B September 1, Imprint: Jul 12, Maura rated it did not like it Shelves: Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews.

The Life of the Buddha: According to the Pali Canon

Apr 14, Fraser rated it it was ok. For me this text gives us a more personal view of the man and the ideas that have been commented upon for over years in a myriad of forms and it reminds me that all that commentary and religious activity huddha with the teachings of a real man.

Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Not always an easy read but an interesting one. And there are times when an explanation of nomenclature would save time searching for references, such as Mara’s Hindu name, Namuci. His body was busdha to Vajirarama Temple in Colombo and cremated at a nearby cemetery.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Lists with This Lie. This is often charming and engaging, as in the repetition throughout the text of key phrases, such as: As the Tripitaka was for nearly three centuries an oral tradition, it’s structure was built on repetition, both of phrases and key ideas.

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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The Life of the Buddha Penguin Classics. By he had translated Visuddhimagga into English and got it published as The Path of Purification. This is the closest thing to an official biography of the Buddha, and well worth reading if you are a Buddhist or have an interest in that world- A fantastic idea for a book: I much preferred and found more instructional and satisfying “In the Buddha’s words” by Bikkhu Bodhi.


I wanted a reliable telling of the Buddha’s story. In some instances historical or cultural references are perplexing, such as fire chambers, the Four Divine Kings, or manamoli Brahma Sahampati, the god that knows the Buddha’s mind and as his better conscience intervenes from time to time to change the course of events. Thankfully, the author has collected most of these suttas on theory to a separate chapter on Doctrine.

He helped a friend to run an antiques shop before joining the army at the outbreak of World War IIjoining the anti-aircraft regiment before being transferred to the Intelligence Corps officer-cadet training camp. This is the closest thing to an official biography of the Buddha, and nanaoli worth reading if you are a Buddhist or have an interest in that world-changing teacher of the 6th century B.

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