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The Living Buddha

An Interpretive Biography

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The Living Buddha by Daisaku Ikeda
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An intimate portrayal of one of history's most important and obscure figures, the Buddha, this chronicle reveals him not as a mystic, but a warm and engaged human being that was very much the product of his turbulent times. This biographical account traces the path of Siddhartha Gautama as he walked away from the pleasure palace that had been his home and joined a growing force of wandering monks, ultimately making his way towards enlightenment beneath the bodhi tree, and spending the next 45 years sharing his insights along the banks of the Ganges. The Buddhist canon is expertly harvested to provide insight into the Buddha's inner life and to grant a better understanding of how he came to play his pivotal role as founder of one of the world's largest religions.

Author Biography

Daisaku Ikeda is the president of the Soka Gakkai International, a lay Buddhist association pursuing the values of peace, culture, and education. He is the author of "Choose Hope", "For the Sake of Peace", and "On Being Human".
Release date NZ
October 1st, 2008
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
1 Map
Imprint
Middleway Press
Pages
150
Dimensions
152x228x13
ISBN-13
9780977924523
Product ID
2967149

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