[PDF] Basic Buddhist Doctrines by Thien Phuc – The full 8 volumes

In the myriad of documents, books and records of the Buddha’s talks, there are no words written by the enlightened one called Sakyamuni Buddha during his forty-five years of walking and teaching in northeast India. He spoke his messages of living a life of loving-kindness and compassion to kings, high intellectuals and the poor and ignorant, and their gaining the wisdom to achieve salvation from the rounds of birth and death, and for each person to lead others to achieve that wisdom. Texts written in the Pali and Sanskrit languages purport to contain the teachings of this Sixth Century, Before Common Era (B.C.), Indian enlightened one.

[PDF] Old Path White Clouds by Thich Nhat Hanh – three books

Old Path White Clouds presents the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. Drawn directly from 24 Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources, and retold by Thich Nhat Hanh in his inimitably beautiful style, this book traces the Buddha’s life slowly and gently over the course of 80 years, partly through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy, and partly through the eyes of the Buddha himself. Old Path White Clouds is destined to become a classic of religious literature.