The life of Sakya Muni Buddha – version 1

the life of the Buddha: 58. The Buddha Enters Nirvana

58. The Buddha Enters Nirvana IT was not the season for trees to bloom, yet the two trees that sheltered the Master were covered with blossoms. The flowers fell gently upon his couch, and from the sky, sweet melodies slowly...

the life of the Buddha: 57. The Meal at Cunda’s

57. The Meal at Cunda's THE Master and his disciples stopped at Pava, in the garden of Cunda, the blacksmith. Cunda came and paid homage to the Master, and said to him: "My Lord, do me the honor of taking...

the life of the Buddha: 56. The Buddha Instructs the Monks of Vaisali

56. The Buddha Instructs the Monks of Vaisali THE Master came to the banks of the Ganges, to the place where the city of Pataliputra was being built. He bowed before the walls that were beginning to rise out of...

the life of the Buddha: 55. The Buddha and the Shepherd

55. The Buddha and the Shepherd BEFORE he died, the Blessed One decided to go on a long journey. He wanted to visit certain of his disciples and exhort them to observe his teachings with scrupulous care. With only Ananda...

the life of the Buddha: 54. The Buddha Teaches the Doctrine

54. The Buddha Teaches the Doctrine THE Master was growing old. When he was in Rajagriha, he called the monks together, and he spoke to them at great length: "Monks, do not forget the precepts I have given you. Observe...

the life of the Buddha: 53. Prasenajit and Ajatasatru

53. Prasenajit and Ajatasatru ALTHOUGH the Buddha had chastened Ajatasatru's spirit, there were times when the king still gave way to anger. One day, because of a quarrel between a man from Rajagriha and one from Cravasti, he declared war...

the life of the Buddha: 52. The Death of Devadatta

52. The Death of Devadatta DEVADATTA was eager to succeed the Buddha as head of the community. One day, he said to King Ajatasatru: "My lord, the Buddha holds you in contempt. He hates you. You must put him to...

the life of the Buddha: 51. Ajatasatru’s Treachery

51. Ajatasatru's Treachery DEVADATTA was musing: "Siddhartha thought to humiliate me by making light of my intelligence. I shall show him he is mistaken. My glory will overshadow his: the night-lamp will become the sun. But King Vimbasara is his...