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When the Buddha achieved the perfect happiness called nirvana, he was, according to the scriptures, tempted to just kick back and enjoy it himself. He was (or maybe just pretended to be) reluctant to teach others how to attain it too. It will be too hard for them,  the texts have the Buddha thinking.  The others will never really get it. But the gods show up and  beg him to teach, and the Buddha finally consents (thereby also starting the custom, followed in Buddhist circles to this day, of students requesting teachings before the teacher agrees to teach).  Read the rest

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