A Life of the Buddha

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Shambhala Publications, Mar 10, 2009 - Religion - 176 pages
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The story of the Buddha and his awakening is more than an account of the birth of a religious tradition: it is also one of the great archetypal tales of the spiritual quest, colorful in its many details and thrilling in its depiction of the world transformed by an enlightened human being. Sherab Chödzin Kohn’s retelling of the Buddha’s life is both readable and historically informed, and presents the Buddha’s teachings along with the events of his past lives to final nirvana. Library Journal called it "a splendid combination of biography and instruction." This new edition of the book previously entitled The Awakened One has been updated to include a short history of Buddhism as well as a selection of resources for further reading.
 

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'A Life of The Buddha The Enlightened One' by Sherab Chödzin Kohn, 2009, Shambala, trade paper,158pp. is a very concise and unusually well written source of information re Buddha Gautama; smoothly and correctly presented information of The Life of The Buddha and The Origins of The Dhamma/Dharma, and the Dhamma/Dharma, this compact and very well done book is very recommended to sincere and kindly persons interested in Buddhism. Written in very accessible English, this book presents The Oral Traditions and Sanskrit and Pali Texts in an inspired overview which is extremely informative, comprehensible, concise, thorough, coherent, economical, unusually readable, respectful, accurate, and compassionate. A nicely printed trade paper approximate reprint of the previous edition which had a gold representation of The Face of The Buddha on a blue cover, also including a brief history of Buddhism and a list of additional resources, it is very excellent that this outstanding book remains readily and economically available. Along with Juan Mascaro's transliteration of The Dhammapada(Penguin), 'A Life of The Buddha The Enlightened One' is at the very top of recommended texts
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Sherab Chödzin Kohn is coeditor of the best-selling anthology The Buddha and His Teachings. He has been teaching Buddhism and meditation for more than thirty years, and he has edited a number of the books of his teacher, the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa. He has also published numerous translations, including an acclaimed version of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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