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What the Blessed Buddha actually said & did:
The unsurpassable blissful advantage gained by thorough perusal of these 4 ancient text collections
lasts more than this life... Nothing else in this petty world gives such long-lasting lift of purification!

The Tipitaka = "Three Baskets" of core Ancient, Authentic, Sacred, and Canonical Buddhist
scriptures was written down on palm leaves in the Aluvihare Cave Temple Sri Lanka ~92-29 BC Modern translations are available as:

The Long Discourses of the Buddha. Digha Nikāya 1996. Tr. by Walshe

The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha. Majjhima Nikāya. Tr. by Nanamoli.

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. 2000.  Tr.  by Bodhi.

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. Anguttra Nikāya. 2012.  Tr.  by Bodhi.

For a more serious study of the 2488 years old sacred Buddhist texts, Check:
The Pāli Text Society
founded in 1881:

Ola Palm-leaf Script:

To study and emulate these ancient sources has more relevance for all our
personal future well-being than absolutely anything else here in this world!

So please dig them. They were made exactly for that good purpose. Yeah!

The Quintessential Early Buddhist Books..

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