New The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons: With A Free Bonus of Photos of Buddha From Around the World

New The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons: With A Free Bonus of Photos of Buddha From Around the World

by Henry Steel Olcott
     
 
The joy that he brought to the hearts of others, Buddha first tasted himself. He found that the pleasures of the eye, the ear, the taste, touch and smell are fleeting and deceptive: he who gives value to them brings only disappointment and bitter sorrow upon himself. The social differences between men he found were equally arbitrary and illusive; caste bred hatred and

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The joy that he brought to the hearts of others, Buddha first tasted himself. He found that the pleasures of the eye, the ear, the taste, touch and smell are fleeting and deceptive: he who gives value to them brings only disappointment and bitter sorrow upon himself. The social differences between men he found were equally arbitrary and illusive; caste bred hatred and selfishness; riches strife, envy and malice. So in founding his Faith he laid the bottom of its foundation-stones upon all this worldly dirt, and its dome in the clear serene of the world of Spirit. He who can mount to a clear conception of Nirvana will find his thought far away above the common joys and sorrows of petty men.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012665638
Publisher:
Timeless Classic Books
Publication date:
04/08/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
321 KB

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