- Title: The Foundation of the Kingdom of Righteousness: Dhamma-Kakka-Ppavattana-Sutta & The Life of Buddha: According to the Legends of Ancient India
- Released: 0000-00-00
- Pages: 177
- ASIN: B00772Z9P0
This translation is made from a transcript of the text as found in the
very beautiful Ceylon MS. on silver plates, now in the British Museum.
The name given to it by the early Buddhists--the setting in motion
onwards of the royal chariot-wheel of the supreme dominion of the
Dhamma--means, not 'the turning of the wheel of the law,' as it has
been usually rendered; but 'the inauguration, or foundation, of the
Kingdom of Righteousness.'
Includes: The Maha Parinibbana Suttanta, The Dhamma Kakka Ppavattana
Sutta, The Tevigga Suttanta, The Akankheyya Sutta, The Maha Sudassana
Suttanta, And The Sabbasava Sutta.
The Life of Buddha: According to the Legends of Ancient India
This is a biography of Buddha retold in a simple and engaging style.
It strings together a coherent narrative arc from the several classic
Buddhist texts, particularly the Buddhacharita of Asvaghosa , the
Lalita-Vistara, and the Jataka. It is thankfully free of technical
Buddhist terminology. This book dimensionalizes the story of
Siddhartha, born into luxury, who seeks and find enlightenment, the
sometimes painful growth of the Buddhist community, and his eventual
departure for Nirvana. It is short and very readable, and can be
recommended for young adults.