Author: Supriya RaiPublisher: Smriti BooksYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 135ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187967633
This series traces the lives of some of the great Masters and presents their teachings for a contemporary reader. In this book, three men narrate the story of the Buddha’s life. One is his son and disciple Rahul. Another is King Bimbisara’s charioteer, Triguna. The third narrator is Ananda, a cousin and disciple of the Master.India is blessed with a rich spiritual legacy. Many great Master arisen here, pursuing different Paths in their quest for the Ultimate Truth. Yet their message has always been one of immense tolerance and compassion.The Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, lived and taught over 2500 years ago. His teachings comprised some of the highest moral philosophy then known to man and appealed to the rational and the poetic mind alike. He led a remarkable life, traveling and teaching ceaselessly for 45 years after attaining Enlightenment. Today Buddhism is one of the world’s most widely practiced religions, drawing followers from lands far away from that of his birth.
Note to the ReaderBOOK I: RAHULA , SON OF BUDDHAShravanaLesons from a FatherBOOK II: TRIGUNA, THE CHARIOTEERKing BimbsaraWhat is EnglightenmentTurning the Wheel of DhammaAmbapaliSudattaPrince AjatsattuAttempts to Kill the BuddhaRefuge in the DhammaBOOK III : ANANDA, ATTENDANT OF THE BUDDHACaring for the MasterTales of the SanghaThe Final MonthsEpilogueThe Buddha TrailGlossary