Gotama Buddha

Gotama Buddha
Title Gotama Buddha PDF eBook
Author Hajime Nakamura
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages 540
Release 2000-09
Genre Religion
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In Gotama Buddha, Professor Hajime Nakamura embarks on a search for the details of the historical Buddha's life. He conducts an exhaustive analysis of both the oldest, most reliable texts and later biographies of the Buddha that contain mythological material. Carefully sifting these texts to separate facts from embellishments, he constructs a biography that begins with the Indian historical context at the time of Buddha's Birth and takes the reader through all the stages of his life. Professor Nakamura also compares the oldest Buddhist texts with the earliest Jain and Hindu writings and finds surprising similarities that elucidate the significance of the historical Buddha. Archeological discoveries and factual elements from Buddhist art support Professor Nakamura's fascinating story. This is the first of two volumes; The second will be printed at a later date.

Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha
Title Gautama Buddha PDF eBook
Author Vishvapani Blomfield
Publisher Quercus
Total Pages 464
Release 2013-10-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1623652405

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The words and example of Gautama (often known by the title, "Buddha") have affected billions of people. But what do we really know about him? While there is much we cannot say for certain about the historical Gautama, this persuasive new biography provides the fullest and most plausible account yet. Weaving ancient sources and modern understanding into a compelling narrative, Gautama Buddha places his birth around 484 BCE, his Enlightenment in 449 BCE and his death in 404 BCE, a century later than the traditional dates. Vishvapani Blomfield examines Gautama's words and impact to shed fresh light on his culture, his spiritual search and the experiences and teachings that led his followers, to call him "The Awakened One." Placing Gautama in a credible historical setting without assuming that he was really just an ordinary person, this book draws on the myths and legends that surround him to illuminate the significance of his life. It traces Gautama's investigations of consciousness, his strikingly original view of life and his development of new forms of religious community and practice. This insightful and thought-provoking biography will appeal to anyone interested in history and religion, and in the Buddha as a thinker, spiritual teacher and a seminal cultural figure. Gautama Buddha is a gripping account of one of history's most powerful personalities.

Gotama Buddha

Gotama Buddha
Title Gotama Buddha PDF eBook
Author Kenneth James Saunders
Publisher
Total Pages 128
Release 1922
Genre Buddhism
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Gotama Buddha

Gotama Buddha
Title Gotama Buddha PDF eBook
Author Kenneth James Saunders
Publisher
Total Pages 138
Release 1920
Genre Buddha (The concept)
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Gotama Buddha

Gotama Buddha
Title Gotama Buddha PDF eBook
Author Hajime Nakamura
Publisher
Total Pages 170
Release 1977
Genre Biography & Autobiography
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Gotama Buddha

Gotama Buddha
Title Gotama Buddha PDF eBook
Author Kenneth James Saunders
Publisher
Total Pages 91
Release 1922
Genre Buddha (The concept)
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Gotama Buddha; a Biography

Gotama Buddha; a Biography
Title Gotama Buddha; a Biography PDF eBook
Author Kenneth James Saunders
Publisher Theclassics.Us
Total Pages 0
Release 2013-09
Genre
ISBN 9781230344850

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII GOTAMA AS TEACHER The gift of the Teaching excels all other gifts.--Dhammapada 354. We have seen that Gotama claimed to be "King of the Dhamma," and it is as a teacher of morals that he must be finally judged. It is so that he viewed his own mission; like Socrates he was a physician of the soul, and anything that did not tend to moral health he ignored. In this sphere he claims to teach as one who is himself without fault, and it was largely his moral prestige which won for him so ready a hearing. This claim, explicitly made in many passages such as those quoted above,1 is implied in several of his sayings: "Does this man, himself a slave to desire," he asks concerning a skeptical monk, "claim to excel the teaching of the Master?"2 and that teaching was almost exclusively concerned with the moral life and its reward. Gotama was not a social reformer except in the secondary sense which is true of all religious and moral teachers; he is said, in fact, to have warned some of his monks to avoid the example of certain heretics who were acting also as doctors.8 Their task was to administer a moral tonic: let them see to it! Nor was he a teacher of philosophy; again and again he insists that he has no concern with metaphysics, and when men press him for information on such high and difficult matters as the origin of the world, he refuses to discuss them. "It is, Brothers, as if a man were pierced through by a poisoned arrow, and his friends, companions, and near rela 1 See also Anguttara Nikaya, IV. 82, quoted by Poussin, "Opinions," p. 142. 2 Samyutta Nikaya, III. 103. Ibid., p. 149. Ttmjja Su.Ua ("Sacred Books of the East," XI. 200). tives called in a surgeon, and he should say, 'I will not have this arrow pulled out until...