in English Translation
When the Buddha renounced the home life, he went forth to lead the life of a forest dweller. Following in his footsteps, the Lord Buddha’s Arahant disciples also realized magga, phala and Nibbāna while meditating in forest and mountain environments. Striving for enlightenment with unwavering diligence, they soon attained unsurpassed purity of heart. The Dhamma taught by the Buddha and his Arahant disciples, right down to the present day, is delivered in forest discourses that lead the listener away from the dangers of the world and toward transcendence and purity.