Buddha : A Story of Enlightenment
A young man in line for the throne is trapped in his father's kingdom and yearns for the outside world. Betrayed y those closest to him, Siddhartha abandons his palace and princely title. Face-to-face with his demons, he becomes a wandering monk and embarks on a spiritual fast that carries him to the brink of death. Ultimately recognizing his inability to conquer his body and mind by sheer will, Siddhartha transcends his physical pain and achieves enlightenment.
Although we recognize Buddha today as an icon of peace and serenity, his life story was a tumultuous and spellbinding affair filled with love and sex, murder and loss, struggle and surrender. From the rocky terrain of the material world to the summit of the spiritual one, Buddha captivates and inspires--ultimately leading us closer to understanding the true nature of life and ourselves.
- Paperback | 278 pages
- 134.62 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 226.8g
- 01 Jul 2008
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, NY, United States
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