Life of the Buddha, The

Life of the Buddha, The

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Composed entirely of texts from the Pali canon, this unique biography presents the oldest authentic record of the Buddha's life and revolutionary philosophy. The ancient texts are rendered here in a language marked by lucidity and dignity, and a framework of narrators and voices connect the canonical texts. Vivid recollections of his personal attendant Ananda and other disciples bring the reader into the Buddha's presence, where his example offers profound inspiration and guidance on the path to freedom.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 139.45 x 214.63 x 22.1mm | 498.95g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1928706126
  • 9781928706120
  • 193,175

Review quote

"An incredible resource for the West. . . . It is a work of tenderness, scholarship, and beauty, a tremendous contribution from one of the first Englishmen to embrace the Buddhist path." --Mark Epstein, author, Going on Being and Thoughts Without a Thinker
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About Nanamoli

Bhikkhu Ñanamoli was ordained as a monk in Sri Lanka, where he spent 11 years living in a monastery and translating the texts of Theravada Buddhism into English. He is the author of The Discourse on Right View, Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, and The Path of Purification.
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