alright one last time, i promise. stories in the canon?

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alright one last time, i promise. stories in the canon?

Postby dhammastudier » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:01 pm

sorry guys but i cannot find these stories! i've been trying to find the stories of the buddha's birth, youth, quest for enlightenment, and death within the pali canon. i found the stories of the buddhas actual birth. i read online the one where he tells of the palaces his father built for him. then i found the ones about his quest for enlightenment where he becomes so thin and then eats the rice and reaches enlightenment. and i found the one about his death.

thanx to bodom and mikenz66

however i CANNOT find the story of his mother having the white elephant dream and the brahmins prophesies about his birth. i also can't find the stories about him as a young man, namely the story of his cousin firing an arrow at a goose and siddhartha saving the goose and also about his trips into the village where he saw the four images (old man, sick man, dead man, and a monk). and in the enlightenment stories in the canon does it say specifically the actions of mara (using his army, daughters, etc. to disturb siddhartha) while siddhartha was under the bodhi tree or is that a later development? i read where he goes over what stages he went through in each watch of the night and then how he felt after enlightenment but it didn't say anything about mara messing with him. if anyone could help i would greatly appreciate it!

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