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Koh Elaine
Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018 10:49:45 PM
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What is the difference between "the teaching of Buddha" and "the teachings of Buddha". I see both versions.

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, March 19, 2018 1:43:22 AM

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I don't know how others use it, but to me, one is a gerund and the other is a verbal noun (which sounds very similar, but not really).

"The teaching of Buddha" is the action he engaged in while talking to people and giving them advice and knowledge.
The teaching of Buddha took place in the fifth or sixth centuries BCE.

"The teachings of Buddha" are the facts, data, advice and parables which he taught.
The teachings of Buddha were written down by his followers and versions of them are available in books.


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, March 19, 2018 10:25:54 AM
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Thanks, DragOnspeaker.
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