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Gautama Buddha [Paperback]

The Life and Teachings of the Awakened One
Gautama Buddha [Paperback]

Author(s) : Vishvapani Blomfield
Publishers Price : 8.99
Wisdom Price : 5.84(save 35%)
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ISBN : 0857388304
EAN : 9780857388308
Cover : Paperback
Pages : 388
Size : 198 x 128mm
Publisher : Quercus
Published : 2012
Category : Biography
Category 2 : General Buddhism
Synopsis:
New paperback edition. An insightful new biography of one of the great global spiritual figures. The words and example of the Buddha have affected billions of people. But what do we really know about him? While there is much we cannot say for certain about the historical Gautama Buddha, this persuasive new work by a Western Buddhist teacher provides a full new life story from a modern perspective.

Weaving ancient sources and modern understanding into a compelling narrative, this book places his birth around 484 BCE, his enlightenment 449 BCE and his death 404BCE, a century later that the traditional dates. Vishavapani examines the Buddha's words and impact to shed fresh light on his culture, his spiritual search and the experiences and teachings that led his followers to call him the "Awakened One". Placing the Buddha in a credible historical setting without assuming that he was really just an ordinary person, this book draws on the myths and legends that surround him to illuminate the significance of his life. It traces the Buddha's investigations of consciousness, his strikingly original view of life and his development of new forms of religious community and practice.

This insightful and thought-provoking biography will appeal to anyone interested in history and religion, and in the Buddha as a thinker, spiritual teacher and a seminal cultural figure. Gautma Buddha is a gripping account of one of history's most powerful personalities.
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