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Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment (2007)

by Deepak Chopra

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Absolutely fabulous. An excellent way to tell the story of the Buddha; the author makes the characters come to life while still keeping them historically accurate. ( )
  J9Plourde | Jun 13, 2017 |
"Through the eyes of Buddha, the root of suffering is illusion, and the only way out of illusion is to stop believing in the separate self and the world that supports the separate self. No spiritual message has ever been so radical. None remains so terribly urgent." quote from page 221. ( )
  Jolynne | Apr 20, 2015 |
Chopra has a way with words. Even though I remembered the basic story of the Buddha, there's a lot of nuance that Chopra adds. Worth a read. ( )
  lesmel | May 19, 2013 |
Loved every minute of it!
  vita13 | May 10, 2013 |
What an interesting way to explain the history of buddhism. ( )
  aimelire | Apr 18, 2012 |
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Deepak Chopra brings the Buddha back to life in this gripping New York Times bestselling novel about the young prince who abandoned his inheritance to discover his true calling. This iconic journey changed the world forever, and the truths revealed continue to influence every corner of the globe today.

A young man in line for the throne is trapped in his father's kingdom and yearns for the outside world. Betrayed y those closest to him, Siddhartha abandons his palace and princely title. Face-to-face with his demons, he becomes a wandering monk and embarks on a spiritual fast that carries him to the brink of death. Ultimately recognizing his inability to conquer his body and mind by sheer will, Siddhartha transcends his physical pain and achieves enlightenment.

Although we recognize Buddha today as an icon of peace and serenity, his life story was a tumultuous and spellbinding affair filled with love and sex, murder and loss, struggle and surrender. From the rocky terrain of the material world to the summit of the spiritual one, Buddha captivates and inspires—ultimately leading us closer to understanding the true nature of life and ourselves.

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An account of the life of the Buddha, written for Western readers, traces his spiritual journey while explaining how his experiences and teachings have changed the world and continue to influence every facet of life.

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