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Buddhist Writings

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An anthology of Buddhist scriptures, appropriate as an introduction to its vast literature, or as a sampler for those who want to better understand Buddhism. The selections in this anthology are primarily from the Theravada school of Buddhism. (Summary by Leon Mire) (7 hr 38 min)


00 - Introductory Note


Read by Leon Mire

01 - Part I: The Buddha. The Story of Sumedha


Read by CalmDragon

02 - The Birth of the Buddha


Read by CalmDragon

03 - The Attainment of Buddhaship


Read by elifarley

04 - First Events After the Attainment


Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)

05 - The Buddha's Daily Habits


Read by Leon Mire

06 - The Death of the Buddha


Read by Shubda

07 - Part II: The Doctrine. Questions Which Tend Not to Edification


Read by ajmacbeth

08 - There Is No Ego


Read by ajmacbeth

09 - The Middle Doctrine


Read by ajmacbeth

10 - Karma


Read by Carl Manchester

11 - Fruitful and Barren Karma


Read by Carl Manchester

12 - Good and Bad Karma


Read by Carl Manchester

13 - Rebirth Is Not Transmigration


Read by Seth Lemons

14 - Death's Messengers


Read by Laurie Anne Walden

15 - The Devoted Wife


Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)

16 - The Hare-mark in the Moon


Read by ajmacbeth

17 - The Way of Purity


Read by pengwin321

18 - Concentration


Read by pengwin321

19 - The Conversion of Animals


Read by pengwin321

20 - Love for Animals


Read by Megami

21 - Sariputta and the Two Demons


Read by Bellona Times

22 - The Summum Bonum


Read by Måns Broo

23 - The Trance of Cessation


Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)

24 - The Attainment of Nirvana


Read by Varra Unreal

25 - Part III: The Order. The Admission and Ordination Ceremonies


Read by Stephen O'Donnell

26 - The Mendicant Ideal


Read by Ashwin Jain

27 - And Hate Not His Father and Mother


Read by Ashwin Jain

28 - The Story of Visakha, Part 1


Read by Raerity

29 - The Story of Visakha, Part 2


Read by Raerity

30 - The Story of Visakha, Part 3


Read by Raerity


Open Mind

(3,5 Sterne)

It feels so sad that this is how we repay those people who made this recording for free. If you want to improve the recordings, we are all free to make our own and upload it. Or atleast please make an opinion constructively having a pure intention for betterment of the output. Sadly, most of the people would just like to criticize and slashing off the motivations of the people who spent their time and efforts to make this. Please keep in mind that those who recorded these books are volunteers. Please do encourage them to do their best.

What really matters here?

(5 Sterne)

I have to wonder about the people throwing tantrums about the book's error reporting the Buddha's birth place and how their entire focus is on this "intolerable lie". I wonder what the Buddha would think about the listeners who have completely overlooked the message conveyed to instead harp on the fact that birthplace was incorrectly recorded. Frankly, I think the matter of the place of his birth is irrelevant. What does that have to do with the spirit of the message? Whether the Buddha was born in India, Nepal, Paris France or Hollywood USA, it's the message that matters. I think this nitpicking is a shameful display to the spirit of this body of work which seems to be wholly lost on such listeners and readers alike.

buddhist writings

(5 Sterne)

a very useful beginning guide! Planting the seeds of truth and mindfulness, so they may allow others to understand the basic fundamentals of Buddhism. anything which spreads the words and teachings of Buddha has got to be a worthy text, I hope you enjoy this book of wisdom and find your own truth in your suffering and growth. X

(4 Sterne)

I am not a a religious person in the least. I went to a Catholic school as a child and am still recovering from that. I find Christianity hypocritical and in reality frightening. As I also find the Muslim faith. I've always been curious about eastern Philosophies and faiths. This was a pleasant informative introduction to Buddhism.

(5 Sterne)

Librivox is not the author of these books. Librivox just offers books on audio. Any dispute to information contained in the books should be directed to the author, not the programers or readers.


(3 Sterne)

The speaker after the indroduction sounds sleepy. Makes me very sleepy although i just woke up. Ok for everyone who criticise Budha just stop, Budha was before christ and all your gods. He should be well respected because he does not change the world by seeking peace within the living but teaches inner peace or wisdom so we can make that choice of peace or hatred as we live.

perfect for night time

(4 Sterne)

I have enjoyed falling asleep to this fore the past two months. Fantastic way to wind down from the days worries!

Listen with a grain of salt

(5 Sterne)

The use of the word “trance” isn’t the best translation of jhana. I feel it gives a sense of lack of alertness, and that is certainly not the case. This is a fantastic book, well read by gracious volunteers, and it should simply be taken with a grain of salt. Translating is a difficult task, but perhaps some words would’ve been better left untranslated, as we don’t have a word worth substituting.