The Analysis of the Topics Published

A text and translation of an exceptionally fine collection of early Dharma teachings published on Ancient Buddhist Texts.

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A Summary of the Mahavastu Published

Publication of a work summarising one of the most important works in the Early Buddhist tradition.

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From Buddha-to-be to Teacher published on Ancient Buddhist Texts

From Buddha-to-be to Teacher

The story of the Buddha’s striving, Awakening, and the beginning of his teaching career in his own words, compiled from various discourses.

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Audio and Audiobook Recordings added to Asvaghosa’s Gold

Asvaghosas Gold

Mike Cross’ readings of his translations of Buddhacarita and Saundarananda now published.

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Mike Cross digs up Asvaghosa’s Gold

Mike Cross

A new website for translations of Ven Aśvaghoṣa’s Buddhacarita and Saudarananda by Mike Cross, together with his commentary on the texts.

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Burlingame’s Introduction to Buddhist Legends

Publication of Prof. Burlingame’s long and useful Introductory essay to his translation of the Dhammapada commentary.

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The Life of the Buddha and his Disciples

Buddha, Sariputta and Moggallana

A story from the Dhammapada Commentary retelling the Life of the Buddha and his Two Chief Disciples, and also past life aspirations of other disciples.

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Bhante Anandajoti: The Birth, Awakening and Passing of the Buddha

The Birth, Awakening and Passing of the Buddha

An illustrated and annotated talk given by Bhante Anandajoti during the Vesak celebrations in the Bodhi Lankarama Temple, Taiping, Malaysia describing the Birth, Awakening and Passing Away of the Buddha.

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Bhante Anandajoti: The Buddha returns to his Relatives

Path-to-Awakening

An illustrated recording of a talk I gave telling how the Buddha returned to his relatives one year after his Awakening and the events that followed.

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The Six Factors of Giving

Six Factors of Giving

A short discourse explaining the factors involved when giving gifts, both for the donor and for the recipient.

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The Commemorations on the July Full Moon Day

The Buddha meets the Group of Five

The events that are commemorated on the Full Moon Day in July according to the Theravāda tradition.

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Buddha on the Nature of the Body

Asubha

Two teachings on the nature of the body given to the nun Nandā by the Buddha.

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Buddhas and Chaitiyas at Borobudur

Buddha Aksobhya

Additional photographs of the Buddha statues at Borobudur, illustrating the various poses (mudras) and the Buddhas they represent.

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New Album: Modern Murals at Wat Pangla

The Birth

Publication of photographs of modern murals from a Ubosot in Sadao showing the Life of the Buddha.

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True, Factual, Beneficial and Timely

The Buddha explains what factors need to be considered if we are to benefit others with our speech.

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Bhante Anandajoti on the Bodhisatta in the Theravada Tradition

Audio

The origin of the idea of the Bodhisatta in the Theravada Tradition, how the idea was developed until it became a central part of the teaching in the early medieval period, and a look at the influence the teaching had on the Theravada countries.

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Theoretical Implications of the Aggañña Sutta

Nalin-Swaris

The Buddha was the first thinker in world history to formulate a theory of contractual power. The Aggañña Sutta is the earliest known discourse on politics where the source of state power is traced to popular consensus.

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The Buddha’s Declaration of Human Biological Unity

Nalin-Swaris

The Vāseṭṭha Sutta [Majjhima Nikāya 98] is an extraordinary discourse in which the Buddha demonstrates and affirms the biological unity of the human species.

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Video of the Jayamangalagatha

Wat-Olak-Madu

A new video made around a recital of the Jayamangalagatha.

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Ajita questions the Buddha

The Way to the Beyond

A series of questions and answers in which the Buddha leads a young brāhmaṇa to awakening.

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