Enlightenment story of the Buddha in a sutra?

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Enlightenment story of the Buddha in a sutra?

Postby Phenomniverse » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:06 am

I'm looking for a primary source (ie a sutra) in english which succinctly describes the enlightenment of the buddha under the bodhi tree. Can anyone suggest which sutra I should be looking for?
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Re: Enlightenment story of the Buddha in a sutra?

Postby dzogchungpa » Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:29 pm

You can find some references to Pali Suttas here:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/buddha.html

For a Mahayana sutra you could try:
http://read.84000.co/#!ReadingRoom/UT22084-046-001/0
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Re: Enlightenment story of the Buddha in a sutra?

Postby Malcolm » Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:55 pm

Phenomniverse wrote:I'm looking for a primary source (ie a sutra) in english which succinctly describes the enlightenment of the buddha under the bodhi tree. Can anyone suggest which sutra I should be looking for?



Laliltavistara Sutra:

http://read.84000.co/#!ReadingRoom/UT22084-046-001/0
http://www.atikosha.org
http://www.bhaisajya.net
http://www.bhaisajya.guru
http://www.sakyapa.net
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Re: Enlightenment story of the Buddha in a sutra?

Postby Phenomniverse » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:41 am

Thanks guys, I appreciate the assistance. :thanks:
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Re: Enlightenment story of the Buddha in a sutra?

Postby Ghid » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:52 am

I know that Buddhism has many Buddhas. The Larger Sutra of Immeasurable Life has a long list of Buddhas. Chinese restaurants normally have a statue of the Lucky Buddha and a picture of the Business Buddha.

Does the title, the Buddha, always mean Siddhārtha Gautama?
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Re: Enlightenment story of the Buddha in a sutra?

Postby Sherab Dorje » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:50 am

Ghid wrote:I know that Buddhism has many Buddhas. The Larger Sutra of Immeasurable Life has a long list of Buddhas. Chinese restaurants normally have a statue of the Lucky Buddha and a picture of the Business Buddha.

Does the title, the Buddha, always mean Siddhārtha Gautama?
Normally it does, unless one talks about the Buddha Amitabha, for example. But, yes, normally, when we say "the Buddha" it is Buddha Siddhatha Gautama that is meant.
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Re: Enlightenment story of the Buddha in a sutra?

Postby Ghid » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:46 am

Sherab Dorje wrote:
Ghid wrote:I know that Buddhism has many Buddhas. The Larger Sutra of Immeasurable Life has a long list of Buddhas. Chinese restaurants normally have a statue of the Lucky Buddha and a picture of the Business Buddha.

Does the title, the Buddha, always mean Siddhārtha Gautama?
Normally it does, unless one talks about the Buddha Amitabha, for example. But, yes, normally, when we say "the Buddha" it is Buddha Siddhatha Gautama that is meant.



Thank you. I should have said that sooner, so for you, I have a haiku. The seventh grade history text said that Romans were the first to use camels on the silk road.

Globalization:
Romans used camels to get
it over the hump.
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