The Great Quest

A dramatic feature film based on the true life of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha

Source Material

The Great Quest is based on the Pali Buddhist scriptures:

  • Digha Nikaya - the "long collection"
  • Majjhima Nikaya - the "middle-length collection"
  • Samyutta Nikaya - the "grouped collection"
  • Anguttara Nikaya - the "further-factored collection"
  • Khuddaka Nikaya - the "collection of little texts"
  • and from historical Buddhist commentaries & many biographies, which were all based on the scriptures.

    Also from the writer, Steve Weissman's understanding coming from his own meditation experience.