The Epic of the Buddha His Life and Teachings
Type : epub |
Size : 10.91 MB |
Descirption: ABOUT THIS BOOK…
A twentieth-century account of the life of the Buddha, presented in a fascinating form, with an incredible story behind it.
This book contains the English translation of "The Sweet Fragrance of the Buddha," a beautiful, devotional epic poem that portrays the major events in the Buddha’s life from birth to death. Chittadhar Hrdaya, a master poet from Nepal, wrote it while in prison in the 1940s, smuggling it out over time on pieces of paper. Hrdaya’s verses create a sense of a magical environment in which clouds, trees, flowers, and the buzzing of bees all reflect and evoke the full range of emotions, from erotic love to anger to heroism to compassion and peace, experienced by the young prince Siddhartha, as well as by his father, mother, wife, and son. By showing how the central events of the Buddha’s life are experienced from different people’s viewpoints, the poem communicates a fuller and deeper sense of the humanity of everyone involved and the…