The Awakened One: A Life of the Buddha

The Awakened One: A Life of the Buddha

by Sherab Chodzin Kohn, Sherab C. Kohn
     
 

"Kohn's masterful blend of the life and teachings of the Buddha renders this book a valuable guide for those who would follow the path of the Awakened One."—Publishers Weekly

"A splendid combination of biography and instruction. Highly recommended." —Library Journal Eastern Philosophy See more details below

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"Kohn's masterful blend of the life and teachings of the Buddha renders this book a valuable guide for those who would follow the path of the Awakened One."—Publishers Weekly

"A splendid combination of biography and instruction. Highly recommended." —Library Journal Eastern Philosophy

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Library Journal
What makes Buddhist teacher Kohn's book different from a work like E.J. Thomas's The Life of the Buddha (1969) is his lucid way of combining the various early sources he relies on here. The major events in the life of the Buddha from preexistence to his ``utter extinction of final nirvana, parinirvana'' provide a framework into which Kohn fits many of the Buddha's teachings, which he presents without analysis. A Mahayana view of the Buddha marks Kohn's work, as evidenced by a description of the Buddha's preexistence and his superhuman powers, such as the ability to make others invisible. Though an index would have made the book more useful, it is a splendid combination of biography and instruction. Highly recommended for any library that needs a concise yet thorough presentation of the Buddha's life and teachings.-- David Bourquin, California State Univ., San Bernardino

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877739791
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
11/04/1993
Series:
Dragon Editions Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.58(d)

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