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The Life or Legend of Gaudama

The Buddha of the Burmese (Volume I)

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Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 123,618 / 364 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.5
LoC Category: BQ
Downloads: 961
Added to site: 2010.12.05 29824
Genre: Religion

led with similar feelings of compassion for and benevolence towards all beings. Hence the denomination which is fitly given to Gaudama, the last of them.

In the course of the Work will be found some particulars concerning the author of the manuscript referred to, and the place where it was composed. We have only to state here that we have gathered therefrom much information on the condition of Gaudama, previous to his last existence, on the origin of the Kapilawot country, where he was born, and on the kings he has descended from. We have also met with many new details on the great intellectual working of Gaudama's mind, during the forty-nine days he spent in meditation around the Bodi-tree, particularly on the important theory of the twelve Nidanas, or causes and effects, which, with the four sublime truths, constitutes the very essence of the system. We have also found many important particulars concerning the whereabouts of Gaudama during the first twenty years of his public life, and the conversion



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