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The Buddha before Buddhism
Widsom from the Early Teachings
Translated and edited by Gil Fronsdal

The Buddha before Buddhism ~ A translation of the Atthakavagga with commentary by Gil Fronsdal

The Aṭṭhakavagga, or “Book of Eights,” is believed by scholars to be among the earliest of written Buddhist texts, and in it we find the Buddha’s teaching pared down to its most uncomplicated essence. Gil Fronsdal’s translation and commentary reveals the text’s central concern to be the joy that comes from recognizing and letting go of attachment to the illusory views that create suffering. It’s simple medicine that works for us today as well as it did for the Buddha’s first listeners.

180 pages. Paperback.

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