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For the Mahayana Mahaparinirvana Sutra see Nirvana Sutra.
The Mahaparinibbana Sutta is Sutta 16 within the Digha Nikaya, a scripture belonging the Sutta Pitaka of Theravada Buddhism. It concerns the end of Gautama Buddha's life and is the longest sutta of the Pāli Canon.
Because of its attention to detail, it has been resorted to as the principal source of reference in most standard accounts of the Buddha's passing.
- Buddhism: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies, Paul Williams, Published by Taylor & Francis, 2005. page 190
- "Maha-parinibbana Sutta," Translated from the Pali by Sister Vajira & Francis Story
- "Mahaparinibbana-sutta and Cullavagga," article by Louis Finot, published in the "Indian Historical Quarterly" (8:2, 1932 June 1, pp. 241-46), concerning the Mahaparinibbana Sutta and a related text.
- "Did Buddha die of mesenteric infarction?" by Ven. Dr. Mettanando Bhikkhu, a Thai monk and former medical doctor, published in the "Bangkok Post" (2000 May 17).
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