The life of Sakya Muni Buddha – version 2

1.12 King Bimbisara’s Offer

12. King Bimbisara's Offer From the Anoma River, dressed as a beggar, the young prince wandered from place to place. Eventually he came to Rajagaha City, where King Bimbisara lived. With his begging bowl in his hands Siddhartha walked round...

2.32 The First Buddhist Council

THE LIFE OF SAKYAMUNI BUDDHA (Part two) 32. The First Buddhist Council After the Buddha passed away a meeting was held to preserve his teachings. Understandably, the Buddha's death was a great loss to most of his followers, except the...

2.31 The Buddha’s Last Words

THE LIFE OF SAKYAMUNI BUDDHA (Part two) 31. The Buddha's Last Words After the conversion of Subhadda, the Buddha spoke again to Venerable Ananda. "It may be, Ananda, that some of you will say, 'without the Buddha, the Sublime Teacher,...

2.30 Subhadda, the Last Disciple

THE LIFE OF SAKYAMUNI BUDDHA (Part two) 30. Subhadda, the Last Disciple Now it happened that a certain wandering ascetic called Subhadda was staying near Kusinaga and, hearing that the Buddha was about to pass away, he resolved to go...

2.29 The Buddha’s Last Meal

THE LIFE OF SAKYAMUNI BUDDHA (Part two) 29. The Buddha's Last Meal When the Buddha and his disciples arrived at Pava, the son of the village goldsmith, whose name was Cunda, invited the party to a meal called sukaramaddava, or...

2.28 The Last Days of the Buddha

THE LIFE OF SAKYAMUNI BUDDHA (Part two) 28. The Last Days of the Buddha After his 55th year, many incidents in the life of the Buddha were recorded without an exact indication of the year in which they happened. However,...

2.27 The Buddha’s Last Illness

THE LIFE OF SAKYAMUNI BUDDHA (Part two) 27. The Buddha's Last Illness The Buddha had not been staying very long at Beluva during the rainy season when he became sick. The severe sickness attacked him with violent and deadly pains....

2.26 The Buddha’s Attitude to Miracles

THE LIFE OF SAKYAMUNI BUDDHA (Part two) 26. The Buddha's Attitude to Miracles When the Buddha was once living at Nalanda in the Pavarika Grove, a man by the name of Kevaddha went up to him, paid homage, and said,...