Buddha (Penguin Lives Biographies)

Buddha (Penguin Lives Biographies)

Karen Armstrong


With such bestsellers as A historical past of God and Islam, Karen Armstrong has always added ?penetrating, readable, and prescient? (The manhattan Times) works that experience lucidly engaged quite a lot of religions and non secular matters. In Buddha she turns to a determine whose suggestion continues to be reverberating through the global 2,500 years after his death.

Many recognize the Buddha merely from seeing numerous serene, iconic photos. yet what of the fellow himself and the realm he lived in? What did he really do in his approximately 80 years on the earth that spawned one of many maximum religions in international heritage? Armstrong tackles those questions and extra through analyzing the existence and occasions of the Buddha during this engrossing philosophical biography. opposed to the tumultuous cultural heritage of his international, she blends background, philosophy, mythology, and biography to create a compelling and illuminating portrait of a guy whose awakening keeps to encourage millions.

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