The First Teachers
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The original teaching of Gotama was positive and constructive; those influences were to a great extent negative or analytical. The living original Man who initiates the movement becomes a very dummy, and no consecutive mandate in his teaching is kept to the front. The portion of the 'Commentary' that on a little book of the Second Pitaka called Buddhavarnsa, a metric account of twenty-four preceding Buddhas and of Gotama as twenty-fifth. Certainly incredible is the Ceylon legend that Gotama ever travelled to Ceylon. Certainly incredible is the Ceylon legend that Gotama ever travelled to Ceylon. Ceylon was middle country in which their labours lay :—a name of Brahman origin, first found in Brahman literature, and much discussed by scholars, none of whom has associated the term with the once new teaching of Immanence, in which, for the first time in religion, the Man was taught as in the Upanishads.