This version of the text might be out of date. Please click here for more information. Once the Blessed One was staying at Kosambi in the simsapa  forest. Then, picking up a few simsapa leaves with his hand, he asked the monks, "What do you think, monks: Which are more numerous, the few simsapa leaves in my hand or those overhead in the simsapa forest?
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The Buddha taught far fewer things than he knew of. He told his disciples :. Because they are not connected with the goal, do not relate to the rudiments of the holy life, and do not lead to disenchantment, to dispassion, to cessation, to calm, to direct knowledge, to self-awakening, to Unbinding. That is why I have not taught them. He likened what he did teach to a handful of leaves in the forest, which has inspired forest monk Thanissaro Bhikkhu to name his 4-volume anthology of translations from the Pali Canon just that— A Handful of Leaves a fifth volume is soon to appear. Than Geoff, as the Bhikkhu is known, offers a range of Buddhist titles at no cost in the spirit of dana , or generosity. Other titles on offer are numerous.
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