Friends:

What the Blessed Buddha actually said & did:
The unsurpassable blissful advantage gained by thorough perusal of these 4 ancient text collections
lasts more than this life... Nothing else in this petty world gives such long-lasting lift of purification!


The Tipitaka = "Three Baskets" of core Ancient, Authentic, Sacred, and Canonical Buddhist
scriptures was written down on palm leaves in the Aluvihare Cave Temple Sri Lanka ~92-29 BC
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluvihare_Rock_Temple Modern translations are available as:

The Long Discourses of the Buddha. Digha Nikāya 1996. Tr. by Walshe
http://store.pariyatti.org/Long-Discourses-of-the-Buddha_p_1542.html
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/ati_website/html/tipitaka/dn/index.html

The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha. Majjhima Nikāya. Tr. by Nanamoli.
http://store.pariyatti.org/Middle-Length-Discourses-of-the-Buddha_p_1543.html
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/ati_website/html/tipitaka/mn/index.html
A MUST!


The Connected Discourses of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. 2000.  Tr.  by Bodhi.
http://store.pariyatti.org/Connected-Discourses-of-the-Buddha_p_1379.html
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/ati_website/html/tipitaka/sn/index.html


The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. Anguttra Nikāya. 2012.  Tr.  by Bodhi.
http://store.pariyatti.org/Numerical-Discourses-of-the-Buddha_p_4240.html

https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/ati_website/html/tipitaka/an/index.html

For a more serious study of the 2488 years old sacred Buddhist texts, Check:
The Pāli Text Society
founded in 1881: http://www.palitext.com


Ola Palm-leaf Script: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm-leaf_manuscript

To study and emulate these ancient sources has more relevance for all our
personal future well-being than absolutely anything else here in this world!

So please dig them. They were made exactly for that good purpose. Yeah!

The Quintessential Early Buddhist Books..