In this biography of Buddha, Gotama the man stands and breathes again. It is captivating in its combination of scholarly accuracy with undisguised admiration for the majestic character of Gotama.
Gotama Buddha`s influence after the lapse of 26 centuries is still a mighty
force in the world. The modern world, with its passionate belief in organization
and in wealth, may learn much from Gotama. According to the author, `Here was a
man who, without setting up an elaborate organization, despising wealth and
trusting only the contagion of great ideas, exerted an influence which is still
potent in the heart of half the human race.`
In this biography of Buddha, Gotama the man stands and breathes again. It is
captivating in its combination of scholarly accuracy with undisguised admiration
for the majestic character of Gotama. It will enable the reader to rise above
prejudice and recognize in Gotama one of the world`s noblemen, a rare lover of
his kind, a hater of sham, a seeker after the unknown God.
About the Author:
Kenneth J. Saunders, author of The Story of Buddhism and Buddhist Ideals and
editor of The Buddha`s Way of Virtue and The Heart of Buddhism, was Literary
Secretary, Y.M.C.A., India, Burma and Ceylon.
From the Foreword:
"Buddhism ... still has vitality enough to dominate the
life of hundreds of millions, and must be reckoned with for decades to come ...
in Mr. Saunders`s life of Gotama Buddha ... we feel his warm humanness, his
magnetic sympathy, his thirst after truth.... The analytical summary of the
contents add to the value of the volume.... The style carries the thought with
limpid ease and at times ripples with genial humour." - Galen M. Fisher