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Introductory The Ar ..:vans The Brahma1JS Brahma-God Gotama Buddha NihbCir:za, the Goal Anicca, Change Kamma and Rebirth Dukkha, Sorrow The Four Truths The Eightfold Path The Causal Formula The Five Khandhas An-atta, Not Self The Three Characteristics Buddhist Mental Culture Sublime States of Mind Jhana, Contemplation Satipaghana, Awareness The Muni Silence Truth as a Refuge Equanimity Peace Here and Now The PCifi Canon The PCi!i Language Chronology of PCi!i Literature The Pristine, Ascetic Stage The Sutta NipCita The Buddhist Councils The Monastic, Sectarian Stage The Vinaya Pitaka The Four Agamas The Moralistic, Religious Stage

The Legends Commentarial Literature Other Eyidence for Chronology

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The Buddha's First Discourse 105 The Second Discourse 107 The Sutta Nipiita (early portions) 108 The Buddha's Code of Mere Morality 138 The Primitiye Pii{imokkha 144 The Pii{imokkha Rules (for Monks) 145 Sikkhiipadas (Noyices' Abstentions) 153 The FiYe Precepts (for lay Buddhists) 153 Extract from the Brahmajiila Sutta 153 The Buddha's Last Words 154 Saddhamma (Essential and Specific items of

Buddha Yoga, Buddhist Mental Culture 159 Brahma Viharas: Suhlime States of Mind 159 Satipaghana: Application of Mindfulness 160 Jhana: Absorption 171 Subjects for Contemplation 172

APPENDIX B The Pii/i Alphabet 174 APPENDIX c Pii/i Commentarial Literature 175

APPENDIX D Index of Suttas, etc 177 BIBLIOGRAPHY 189 INDEX 191 LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS 195