Buddha : A Story of Enlightenment

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Buddha is synonymous with the term 'enlightenment'. Although we see him as a calm, benevolent figure, the actual life story of Buddha was tumultuous and dramatic. No other human being has lived such a life. What better way to grip the reader than to tell Buddha's story from the inside? Chopra carries the reader from Buddha's birth to the time of enlightenment - how he experienced such depths of despair and heights of ecstasy, renounced love in favour of spiritual perfection, and contained in one body enough wisdom to change the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 131 x 197 x 20mm | 206g
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0340943866
  • 9780340943861
  • 68,250

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... sewn together through the use of incident and event [this book] illuminates the iconic figure whose name is synonymous with enlightenment. * Times Literary Supplement * Fast and easy-to-read ... teaches without being didactic. Chopra scores a fiction winner. * Publisher's Weekly * So fresh and unpretentious... Bravo Deepak! * James O'Dea, President, Institute of Noetic Sciences * **** This is a very clever, very readable book. * Prediction Magazine * An astonishing narrative, a veritable literary feast... * Brian Grazer, Emmy-award winning producer of A Beautiful Mind * Outstanding! * Arvind Sharma, Professor of Comparative Religion, McGill University *
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About Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra has sold over 20 million copies of his books worldwide and he has been translated into 25 different languages. He is author of the megaseller, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, and a dozen of his books have been on the New York Times bestseller list. He has appeared on numerous top television shows.
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11,794 ratings
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