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.

The Life of Gotama the Buddha

The Life of Gotama the Buddha
Title The Life of Gotama the Buddha PDF eBook
Author Earl H. Brewster
Total Pages 276
Release 1926
Genre Buddha (The concept)

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The Historical Buddha

The Historical Buddha
Title The Historical Buddha PDF eBook
Author Hans Wolfgang Schumann
Publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Total Pages 306
Release 2004
Genre Religion
ISBN 9788120818170

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No man has had a greater inflience on the spiritual development of his people than Siddartha Gautama. Born in India in the sixth century BC into a nation hungry for spiritual experience, he developed a religious and moral teaching that, to this day, brings comfort and peace to all who practise it. This comprehensive biography examines the social, religious and political conditions that gave rise to Buddhism as we now know it.

The Life of Gotama the Buddha

The Life of Gotama the Buddha
Title The Life of Gotama the Buddha PDF eBook
Author E.H. Brewster
Publisher Routledge
Total Pages 268
Release 2013-11-05
Genre Social Science
ISBN 1136377484

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This is Volume XII of sixteen of the Oriental series looking at Buddhism. It was written in 1926, and looks at the Life of Gotama the Buddha, a religious teacher and reformer. This work is complied from the Pali Canon of the three Pitakas.

The Life of the Buddha

The Life of the Buddha
Title The Life of the Buddha PDF eBook
Author Bhikkhu Nyanamoli
Publisher Buddhist Publication Society
Total Pages 400
Release 1992
Genre Buddhists
ISBN 9552400635

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Among the numerous lives of the Buddha, this volume may well claim a place of its own. Composed entirely from texts of the Pali Canon, the oldest authentic record, it portrays an image of the Buddha which is vivid, warm, and moving. Chapters on the Buddha's personality and doctrine are especially illuminating, and the translation is marked by lucidity and dignity throughout.

The Living Thoughts of Gotama the Buddha

The Living Thoughts of Gotama the Buddha
Title The Living Thoughts of Gotama the Buddha PDF eBook
Author Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy
Publisher Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages 0
Release 2000
ISBN 9780486414393

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This scholarly yet highly readable volume offers a concise introduction to the tenets of Buddhism. A brief biography and an overview of doctrine is followed by a series of Pali texts, attributed to Buddha himself. Rich in parables and observations, the texts are thematically organized around the founder, his prophesies, training, and the transcendent state.