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Buddha - (Tarcher Lives of the Masters) by Walter Henry Nelson (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 187

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Sub-Genre: Religious

Series Title: Tarcher Lives of the Masters

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Tarcherperigee

Age Range: Teen

Author: Walter Henry Nelson

Language: English

TCIN: 80517398
UPC: 9781585426645
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-3999

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More than twenty-five hundred years ago, an Indian prince achieved enlightenment and became "the Awakened One." However extraordinary Prince Siddhartha Gautama was, he was no divinity, but a self-perfected human being who brought a sweeping message to mankind.

Walter Henry Nelson, a respected historical scholar and author, offers readers a distinctly accessible and authoritative biography of the Buddha and his teachings. In this essential, gripping, and inspiring introduction for the general reader, Buddha explores ancient legends surrounding Buddhism's founder. It shows how the simple story and profound struggle of Price Siddhartha, who died five hundred years before the birth of Christ, were transformed into one of the world's great religions.

From tales of Gautama's struggle to parables of the intervention of gods in his journey, Nelson takes readers through the historical existence and ideals at the heart of a religion and philosophy that searches beyond materialism for the true aim of life.

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