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The Buddha : a short biography

Author: John S Strong
Publisher: Oxford : Oneworld, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This new biography charts not only the life of the Buddha as it happened, but also considers what the life of Siddhartha Gautama still means to Buddhists today. Examining the art, rituals, and mythologies surrounding the life of the Buddha, it provides a profound insight into the true meaning and heart of Buddhism, and is a fascinating introduction for all those interested in this area.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Strong, John S.
Buddha.
Oxford : Oneworld, 2001
(OCoLC)606128310
Named Person: Gautama Buddha.; Gautama Buddha.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John S Strong
ISBN: 1851682562 9781851682560
OCLC Number: 58752541
Description: xv, 203 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The lifestory of the Buddha --
Previous lives of the Buddha --
Ancestry, birth, and youth --
Quest and enlightenment --
Teachings and community --
Daily routines, miracles, distant journeys --
Final days, the parinirvāṇa, and the nirvāṇa of the relics --
Glossary of Sanskrit names and terms.
Responsibility: John S. Strong.

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This new biography charts not only the life of the Buddha as it happened, but also considers what the life of Siddhartha Gautama still means to Buddhists today. Examining the art, rituals, and mythologies surrounding the life of the Buddha, it provides a profound insight into the true meaning and heart of Buddhism, and is a fascinating introduction for all those interested in this area.

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