The Life of the Buddha: According to the Pali Canon by Bhikkhu Nanamoli

The Life of the Buddha

Title: The Life of the Buddha: According to the Pali Canon
Author: Bhikkhu Ñanamoli
Publisher: BPS Pariyatti Editions
Language: English
Paperback:‎ 400 pages

This unique biography presents the Buddha’s revolutionary solution for humanity that leads to the end of ill will, craving and delusion. Though born a prince surrounded by luxuries, Gotama the Buddha was transformed by realizing that no one escapes unhappiness. He spent the remainder of his life discovering, then imparting, the answer to the great question: “Is there a way out of the cycle of suffering?”

Drawn from the oldest written record, the vivid recollections of his attendant Ananda and other disciples bring us into the presence of “the awakened one.” The Life of the Buddha not only demonstrates how to walk on the path to freedom; it offers profound inspiration and guidance for doing so.

1.The Birth and the Early Years 1
2.The Struggle for Enlightenment 10
3.After the Enlightenment 30
4.The Spreading of the Dhamma 48
5.The Two Chief Disciples 70
6.An±thapiº¹ika, The Feeder of the Poor 87
7.The Formation of the Order of Nuns 102
8.The Quarrel at Kosamb² 109
9.The End of the First Twenty Years 120
10.The Middle Period 151
11.The Person 182
12.The Doctrine 206
13.Devadatta 257
14.Old Age 273
15.The Last Year 286
16.The First Council 333