This volume is the first in a four-volume anthology of suttas (discourses) drawn from the Sutta Piṭaka (discourse basket or repository) of the Pāli Canon. This volume contains suttas drawn from the first of the five collections comprising the Sutta Piṭaka: the Dīgha Nikāya — or Long Collection — named after the length not of the collection, but of its individual suttas. There are 34 in all, many of them among the most polished literary compositions in the Pāli Canon. This anthology contains complete translations of twelve suttas, and partial translations of two.
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You yourselves must strive, the Buddhas only point the wayBuddha, Dhp 276