Today’s Daily Buddha

“Each morning we are born again. What we do today matters is what matters the most” – Buddha The sources which present a full and complete picture of the life of Siddhārtha Gautama are a variety of different, and sometimes conflicting, traditional biographies. These include the Buddhacarita, Lalitavistara Sūtra, Mahāvastu, and the Nidānakathā.  Of these, the Buddhacarita is the earliest fullContinue reading “Today’s Daily Buddha”

Today’s Daily Buddha

This is a saying from the Pali canon, upadhi dukkhassa mūlanti, which means “Attachment is the root of suffering.” So this is a genuine canonical quote. You’ll find it in this sutta, but translated by Thanissaro as “Acquisition is the root of stress.” His translations are rather idiosyncratic. In this translation of the same sutta it’s “acquisition is theContinue reading “Today’s Daily Buddha”

Today’s Daily Buddha

The root of all suffering is attachment. This is a saying from the Pali canon, upadhi dukkhassa mūlanti, which means “Attachment is the root of suffering.” So this is a genuine canonical quote. You’ll find it in this sutta, but translated by Thanissaro as “Acquisition is the root of stress.” His translations are rather idiosyncratic. In this translation ofContinue reading “Today’s Daily Buddha”