The Discourse about the Noble Search

An English translation of an important discourse in which the Buddha explains the path he took to Awakening, including his austere practices (with an embedded reading of the text).

translated by
Ānandajoti Bhikkhu
(June 2014)



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Html Table of Contents


1. Gathering at Rammaka’s Hermitage

2. The Two Searches

3. The Decision to Search for Awakening

4. The Meeting with Āḷāra Kālāma

5. The Meeting with Uddaka Rāmaputta

6. The Awakening

7. The Story about Brahmā’s Request

8. Deciding Who to Teach

9. The Abstainer Upaka

10. The Meeting at Isipatana

11. The Group-of-Five Monks attain Nibbāna

12. Five Strands of Sense Pleasure