A Sketch of the Buddha's Life

Readings from the Pali Canon

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This modest selection of excerpts from the Pali Canon provides a rough sketch of the life of the Buddha. I hope you will find enough in this rather sparse selection to gain at least an inkling both of the range of the Buddhas teachings and of the sweeping trajectory of his extraordinary life....

Lessons On The Fruits Of Virtuous Conduct

With mind rightly directed,
speaking right speech,
doing right deeds with the body
-- a person here --
of much learning,
a doer of merit
here in this life so short,
with the break up of the body,
re appears in heaven.

[Iti 71]

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