Return to Index

The Gospel of Buddha

Preface

  • Preface:
    by Paul Carus


    Introduction
  • Chapter 01:
    Rejoice
  • Chapter 02:
    Samsara and Nirvana
  • Chapter 03:
    Truth the Saviour


    Prince Siddhattha becomes Buddha
  • Chapter 04:
    The Bodhisatta's Birth
  • Chapter 05:
    The Ties of Life
  • Chapter 06:
    The Three Woes
  • Chapter 07:
    The Bodhisatta's Renunciation
  • Chapter 08:
    King Bimbisara
  • Chapter 09:
    The Bodhisatta's Search
  • Chapter 10:
    Uruvela, the Place of Mortification
  • Chapter 11:
    Mara, the Evil One
  • Chapter 12:
    Enlightenment
  • Chapter 13:
    The First Converts
  • Chapter 14:
    Brahma's Request


    The Foundation of the Kingdom of Righteousness
  • Chapter 15:
    Upaka
  • Chapter 16:
    The Sermon at Benares
  • Chapter 17:
    The Sangha
  • Chapter 18:
    Yasa, the Youth of Benares
  • Chapter 19:
    Kassapa
  • Chapter 20:
    The Sermon at Rajagaha
  • Chapter 21:
    The King's Gift
  • Chapter 22:
    Sariputta and Moggallana
  • Chapter 23:
    Anathapindika
  • Chapter 24:
    The Sermon on Charity
  • Chapter 25:
    Jetavana
  • Chapter 26:
    The Three Characteristics and the Uncreate
  • Chapter 27:
    The Buddha's Father
  • Chapter 28:
    Yasodhara
  • Chapter 29:
    Rahula


    Consolidation of the Buddha's religion
  • Chapter 30:
    Jivaka, the Physician
  • Chapter 31:
    The Buddha's Parents Attain Nirvana
  • Chapter 32:
    Women Admitted to the Sangha
  • Chapter 33:
    The Bhikkhus' Conduct Toward Women
  • Chapter 34:
    Visakha
  • Chapter 35:
    The Uposatha and Patimokkha
  • Chapter 36:
    The Schism
  • Chapter 37:
    The Re-establishment of Concord
  • Chapter 38:
    The Bhikkhus Rebuked
  • Chapter 39:
    Devadatta
  • Chapter 40:
    Name and Form
  • Chapter 41:
    The Goal
  • Chapter 42:
    Miracles Forbidden
  • Chapter 43:
    The Vanity of Worldliness
  • Chapter 44:
    Secrecy and Publicity
  • Chapter 45:
    The Annihilation of Suffering
  • Chapter 46:
    Avoiding the Ten Evils
  • Chapter 47:
    The Preacher's Mission


    The Teacher
  • Chapter 48:
    The Dhammapada
  • Chapter 49:
    The Two Brahmans
  • Chapter 50:
    Guard the Six Quarters
  • Chapter 51:
    Simha's Question Concerning Annihilation
  • Chapter 52:
    All Existence is Spiritual
  • Chapter 53:
    Identity and Non-Identity
  • Chapter 54:
    The Buddha Omnipresent
  • Chapter 55:
    One Essence, One Law, One Aim
  • Chapter 56:
    The Lesson Given to Rahula
  • Chapter 57:
    The Sermon on Abuse
  • Chapter 58:
    The Buddha Replies to the Deva
  • Chapter 59:
    Words of Instruction
  • Chapter 60:
    Amitabha
  • Chapter 61:
    The Teacher Unknown


    Parables and Stories
  • Chapter 62:
    Parables
  • Chapter 63:
    The Widow's Two Mites and the Parable of the Three Merchants
  • Chapter 64:
    The Man Born Blind
  • Chapter 65:
    The Lost Son
  • Chapter 66:
    The Giddy Fish
  • Chapter 67:
    The Cruel Crane Outwitted
  • Chapter 68:
    Four Kinds of Merit
  • Chapter 69:
    The Light of the World
  • Chapter 70:
    Luxurious Living
  • Chapter 71:
    The Communication of Bliss
  • Chapter 72:
    The Listless Fool
  • Chapter 73:
    Rescue in the Desert
  • Chapter 74:
    The Sower
  • Chapter 75:
    The Outcast
  • Chapter 76:
    The Woman at the Well
  • Chapter 77:
    The Peacemaker
  • Chapter 78:
    The Hungry Dog
  • Chapter 79:
    The Despot
  • Chapter 80:
    Vasavadatta
  • Chapter 81:
    The Marriage-Feast in Jambunada
  • Chapter 82:
    A Party in Search of a Thief
  • Chapter 83:
    In the Realm of Yamaraja
  • Chapter 84:
    The Mustard Seed
  • Chapter 85:
    Following the Master Over the Stream
  • Chapter 86:
    The Sick Bhikkhu
  • Chapter 87:
    The Patient Elephant


    The Last Days
  • Chapter 88:
    The Conditions of Welfare
  • Chapter 89:
    Sariputta's Faith
  • Chapter 90:
    Pataliputta
  • Chapter 91:
    The Mirror of Truth
  • Chapter 92:
    Ambapali
  • Chapter 93:
    The Buddha's Farewell Address
  • Chapter 94:
    The Buddha Announces His Death
  • Chapter 95:
    Chunda, the Smith
  • Chapter 96:
    Metteyya
  • Chapter 97:
    The Buddha's Final Entering into Nirvana


    Conclusion
  • Chapter 98:
    The Three Personalities of the Buddha
  • Chapter 99:
    The Purpose of Being
  • Chapter 100:
    The Praise of All the Buddhas


  • Click for The Reluctant Messenger (Host Site)
    Click here to go The Reluctant Messenger (Host Site)

    The Gospel of Buddha

    Words of Instruction

    The Bhikkhus came to the Blessed One,
    and having saluted him with clasped hands they said: [1]

    "O Master, thou all-seeing one, we all wish to learn;
    our ears are ready to hear, thou art our teacher, thou art imcomparable.
    Cut off our doubt, inform us of the blessed Dharma, O thou of great understanding;
    speak in the midst of us, O thou who art all-seeing, as is the thousand-eyed Lord of the gods.
    [2]

    "We will ask the muni of great understanding, who has crossed the stream,
    gone to the other shore, is blessed and of a firm mind:
    How does a bhikkhu wander rightly in the world,
    after having gone out from his house
    and driven away desire?"
    [3]

    The Buddha said: [4]

    "Let the bhikkhus subdue his passion
    for human and celectial pleasures,
    then, having conquered existence,
    he will command the Dharma.
    Such a one will wander rightly in the world.
    [5]

    "He whose lusts have been destroyed,
    who is free from pride,
    who has overcome all the ways of passion,
    is subdued, perfectly happy, and of a firm mind.
    Such a one will wander rightly in the world.
    [6]

    "Faithful is he who is possessed of knowledge,
    seeing the way that leads to Nirvana;
    he who is not partisan;
    he who is pure and virtuous,
    and has removed the veil from his eyes.
    Such a one will wander rightly in the world."
    [7]

    Said the Bhikkhus:
    "Certainly, O Bhagavat, it is so:
    whichever bhikkhu lives in this way,
    subdued and having overcome all bonds,
    such a one will wander rightly in the world."
    [8]

    The Blessed One said: [9]

    "Whatever is to be done by him
    who aspires to attain the tranquillity of Nirvana
    let him be able and upright, conscientious and gentle, and not proud.
    [10]

    "Let a man's pleasure be the Dharma,
    let him delight in the Dharma,
    let him stand fast in the Dharma,
    let him know how to inquire into the Dharma,
    let him not raise any dispute that pollutes the Dharma,
    and let him spend his time in pondering
    on the well-spoken truths of the Dharma.
    [11]

    "A treasure that is laid up in a deep pit
    profits nothing and may easily be lost.
    The real treasure that is laid up through charity
    and piety, temperance, self-control, or deeds of merit,
    is hid secure and cannot pass away.
    It is never gained by despoiling or wronging others,
    and no thief can steal it.
    A man, when he dies,
    must leave the fleeting wealth of the world,
    but this treasure of virtuous acts he takes with him.
    Let the wise do good deeds;
    they are a treasure that can never be lost."
    [12]

    And the bhikkhus praised the wisdom of the Tathagata: [13]

    "Thou hast passed beyond pain;
    thou art holy, O Enlightened One,
    we consider thee one who has destroyed his passions.
    Thou art glorious, thoughtful, and of great understanding.
    O thou who puttest an end to pain,
    thou hast carried us across our doubt.
    [14]

    "Because thou sawst our longing
    and carriedst us across our doubt, adoration be to thee, O muni,
    who has attained the highest good
    in the ways of wisdom.
    [15]

    "The doubt we had before,
    thou hast cleared away,
    O thou clearly-seeing one;
    surely thou art a great thinker,
    perfectly enlightened,
    there is no obstacle for thee.
    [16]

    "And all thy troubles are scattered and cut off;
    thou art calm, subdued, firm, truthful.
    [17]

    "Adoration be to thee, O noble sage,
    adoration be to thee, O thou best of beings;
    there is none equal to thee.
    [18]

    "Thou art the Buddha, thou art the Master,
    thou art the muni that conquers Mara;
    after having cut off desire
    thou hast crossed over
    and carriest this generation
    to the other shore."
    [19]

    End Chapter 59


    [Previous] [Next]


    01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 100 | Preface



    The Gospel of Buddha
    The Gospel of Buddha
    Compiled from ancient records by Paul Carus, 1894

    $3.99 Kindle eBook
    The Reluctant 
Messenger of Science and Religion Book Cover
    Buy from Amazon.com


    The Essential Teachings of Herbert W. Armstrong
    The Essential Teachings of Herbert W. Armstrong

    His Teachings Focused on The Incredible Human Potential. Did He Solve the Mystery of the Ages?

    New Book about HWA's Teachings. Recommended!


    The Reluctant Messenger's Recommended Books and CDs

    Book of Chester (sacred scripture)