The Spiritual Masters series traces the lives of some of the great Masters and presents their teachings for a contemporary reader.
India is blessed with a rich spiritual legacy. Many great Masters have arisen here, pursuing different Paths in their quest for the Ultimate Truth. Yet their message has always been one of immense tolerance and compassion.
The Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, lived and taught over 2500 years ago. His teachings comprised some of the highest moral philosophy then known to man and appealed to the rational and the poetic mind alike. He led a remarkable life, travelling and teaching ceaselessly for 45 years after attaining Enlightenment. Today, Buddhism is one of the world's most widely practised religions, drawing followers from lands far away from that of his birth.
In this book, three men narrate the story of the Buddha's life. One is his son and disciple, Rahula. Another is King Bimbisara's charioteer, Triguna, who is a creature of fiction. The third narrator is Ananda, a cousin and disciple of the Master and later, his attendant. As they proceed with the narration, their understanding of the Master's Teaching deepens, enabling each one to achieve his own.
Supriya Rai is a partner in Indus Source. She has a background in business management and is currently pursuing research in Buddhism.
**Contents and Sample Pages**
Language & Literature (443)
Sacred Sites (102)
Tantric Buddhism (87)
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