The Life of the Buddha (Paperback)

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By Tenzin Chogyel, Kurtis R. Schaeffer (Translated by), Kurtis R. Schaeffer (Introduction by), Kurtis R. Schaeffer (Notes by)
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A blueprint for a life of mindfulness, dedicated to the easing of suffering both for oneself and for others

The story of Shakyamuni Buddha’s epic journey to enlightenment is perhaps the most important narrative in the Buddhist tradition. Tenzin Chögyel’sThe Life of the Buddha, composed in the mid–eighteenth century and now in a vivid new translation, is a masterly storyteller’s rendition of the twelve acts of the Buddha. Chögyel’s classical tale seamlessly weaves together the vast and the minute, the earthly and the celestial, reflecting the near-omnipresent aid of the gods alongside the Buddha’s moving final reunion with his devoted son, Rahula. The Life of the Buddha has the power to engage people through a deeply human story with cosmic implications.

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About the Author

TENZIN CHÖGYEL (1701–1767) was a prominent Bhutanese intellectual and a Buddhist monk.

KURTIS R. SCHAEFFER is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. His numerous publications include The Culture of the Book in Tibet.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143107200
ISBN-10: 0143107208
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: February 24th, 2015
Pages: 160
Language: English