The Life of the Buddha: According to the Pali Canon

The Life of the Buddha: According to the Pali Canon

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by Bhikkhu Nanamoli
     
 

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Composed entirely of texts from the Pali canon, this unique biography presents the oldest authentic record of the Buddha’s life and revolutionary philosophy. The ancient texts are rendered here in a language marked by lucidity and dignity, and a framework of narrators and voices connect the canonical texts. Vivid recollections of his personal attendant… See more details below

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Composed entirely of texts from the Pali canon, this unique biography presents the oldest authentic record of the Buddha’s life and revolutionary philosophy. The ancient texts are rendered here in a language marked by lucidity and dignity, and a framework of narrators and voices connect the canonical texts. Vivid recollections of his personal attendant Ananda and other disciples bring the reader into the Buddha’s presence, where his example offers profound inspiration and guidance on the path to freedom.

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“If you want to read only one book about the Buddha, this is the undisputed best choice.” —Paul Fleischman, author, Karma and Chaos

“An incredible resource for the West. . . . It is a work of tenderness, scholarship, and beauty, a tremendous contribution from one of the first Englishmen to embrace the Buddhist path.” —Mark Epstein, author, Going on Being and Thoughts Without a Thinker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781938754531
Publisher:
Pariyatti Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
359,371
File size:
2 MB

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