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The Teachings of the Buddha: The Bringer of Light and Two Kinds of Search

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:30 -- bbodhi

Today's suttas offer us a portrait of the Buddha stark in its realism, bare in its naturalism, striking in its ability to convey deep psychological insights with minimal descriptive technique. In this sutta, we read about his renunciation, his training under two famous meditation teachers, his disillusionment with their teachings, his solitary struggle, and his triumphant realization of the Deathless.