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The Madhyama Āgama (Middle-Length Discourses), Vol. II

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The Madhyama Āgama or Middle-length Discourses,

belong to the earliest stratum of Buddhist sutra

literature. The dialogues between Śākyamuni Buddha and

his disciples and followers present the teachings of early

Buddhism on karma, death and rebirth, and the training

of the mind in order to reach nirvana. The speakers often

make use of parables and tales to illustrate the correct

understanding of early doctrine.

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The Madhyama Āgama, or Middle-length Discourses,

belong to the earliest stratum of Buddhist sutra

literature. The dialogues between Śākyamuni Buddha and

his disciples and followers present the teachings of early

Buddhism on karma, death and rebirth, and the training

of the mind in order to reach nirvana. The speakers often

make use of parables and tales to illustrate the correct

understanding of early doctrine

Taishō 26

The Madhyama  gama was translated into Chinese from

a now lost Indian original in 398 C.E. It corresponds mainly

to the Majjhima-nikāya of the Pāli canon, although many

of its suttas have parallels in other sections of the Pāli

canon.

Volume I, comprising divisions 1–6 and discourses 1–71,

was published in 2013. Volume II includes divisions 7–11

and discourses 72–131. The translation of the remaining

divisions and discourses will be published in two subsequent

volumes.

 

Additional information

Dimensions9.5 × 6.5 × 1.5 in
ISBN978-1886439-75-7
Pages514
Publishing Date2020
TranslatorBhikkhu Anālayo and Roderick S. Bucknell