The Great Chronicle of Buddhas

by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw | 1990 | 1,044,401 words

Also known as the Mahabuddhavamsa, this book is a large compilation of stories involving the Buddha, formar Buddhas, Buddhist disciples, and former lives. In Theravada Buddhism, biographies of Buddhist monks and nuns are known as Apadana, while the stories of Buddha’s former lives are known as Jataka. This great chronicle of Buddhas was compiled b...

Special thanks

Profound thanks and appreciation to:

Sayadaw U Tiloka, Abbot of Burmese Buddhist Temple, for his help in every possible means, continuous encouragement and moral support.

Brother Chan Choon Meng for assisting in going through the English text of this book.

Burmese Buddhsit Temple, Palelai Buddhist Temple, Wat Ananda Youth, and Theravada Buddhist Society of America for their meritorious effort in encouraging this Dhamma-dana among their members and devotees.

All sponsors for their generous donations to defray the cost of printing and thereby making this publication possible.

And to all my friends who had, in one way or another, helped in making this book possible for the purpose of sharing the Buddha-Dhamma, especially, Ashin Osadha, Sisters June Wee and Rosalind Tay and Brothers Tan Gim Sun, Jimmy Voon, Steven Tan and my son, Terence Gan. They had expended a large amount of their personal energies, efforts and time in this project.

May these people rejoice in this merit of Dhammadāna and attain Nibbāna.
May they be freed from this world of saṃsāra.

Revata Gan–

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