life of the buddha (Scope note)

The Subject covers all events in the life of the historical Buddha Śākyamuni. The Eight Great Events are: the Birth of the Buddha, the Enlightenment, the First Sermon, the Parileyyakka Retreat (honey rice offering), the Taming of Nalagiri elephant, the Descent from Tavatimsa Heaven, the Miracle at Sravasti and the Parinirvana.