Buddha

Buddha

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Paperback, Penguin Books, 2004, ISBN# 0143034367
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A portrait of the Buddha explores his identities both as an archetypal religious icon and as a man, chronicling his journey from his decision to leave a life of ease and power to his attainment of spiritual enlightenment.

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A portrait of the Buddha explores his identities both as an archetypal religious icon and as a man, chronicling his journey from his decision to leave a life of ease and power to his attainment of spiritual enlightenment.

With such bestsellers as "A History of God and Islam," Karen Armstrong has consistently delivered ?penetrating, readable, and prescient? ("The New York Times") works that have lucidly engaged a wide range of religions and religious issues. In "Buddha" she turns to a figure whose thought is still reverberating throughout the world 2,500 years after his death.

Many know the Buddha only from seeing countless serene, iconic images. But what of the man himself and the world he lived in? What did he actually do in his roughly eighty years on earth that spawned one of the greatest religions in world history? Armstrong tackles these questions and more by examining the life and times of the Buddha in this engrossing philosophical biography. Against the tumultuous cultural background of his world, she blends history, philosophy, mythology, and biography to create a compelling and illuminating portrait of a man whose awakening continues to inspire millions.

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Number of Pages: 205
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: GAUTAMA BUDDHA
Author: Armstrong, Karen
Target Audience: Trade
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN-13: 9780143034360
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.00 x 7.00 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 0143034367
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