Browsing Posts published on June 19, 2010

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The first rainy season after the Buddha’s enlightenment had been spent in the Deer Park, and the next three rainy seasons were spent at the Bamboo Grove in Rajagriha. During the fifth rainy season the Buddha spent the first eight days at the Great Forest Monastery in Vaishali and then returned to Rajagriha for the [...]

After visiting Kapilavastu and wandering in Koshala for a time, the Buddha returned to Rajagriha where he spent the second and third rainy seasons subsequent to his awakening at the Bamboo Grove. It was most likely at this time that he made it a rule that the monks must spend three consecutive months out of [...]