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The Awakened One (Shambhala Dragon Editions)

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Publisher Comments:

The story of the founder of Buddhism is one of the world's great archetypal tales of spiritual awakening. He was born Siddhartha Gautama in the sixth century BCE, the son of a prince who ruled a small kingdom in what is now Nepal. Siddhartha led a sheltered existence until the age of twenty-nine, when he left his life of ease and set out to find a solution to the problem of suffering. For years he wandered as a homeless ascetic, practicing severe austerities that brought him to the brink of death but no nearer to his goal. He then abandoned asceticism for a "middle way." Sitting down under a tree, he vowed to remain there until he realized the truth. After a night of deep meditation, his Enlightenment came at dawn, and he was thereafter known as the Buddha, the "Awakened One."

Synopsis:

"Kohn's masterful blend of the life and teachings of the Buddha renders this book a valuable guide for those who would follow the path of the Awakened One."--Publishers Weekly

"A splendid combination of biography and instruction. Highly recommended." --Library Journal Eastern Philosophy

About the Author

Sherab Chödzin Kohn, an experienced translator of texts from German and French, has taught Buddhism and meditation worldwide since 1973. He is the author of The Awakened One: A Life of the Buddha.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570625510
Author:
Kohn, Sherab Chodzin
Author:
Chodzin, Sherab
Publisher:
Shambhala
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Gautama buddha
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shambhala Dragon Editions
Series Volume:
no. 1996/099
Publication Date:
20000215
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x .32 in .5625 lb

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"Synopsis" by , "Kohn's masterful blend of the life and teachings of the Buddha renders this book a valuable guide for those who would follow the path of the Awakened One."--Publishers Weekly

"A splendid combination of biography and instruction. Highly recommended." --Library Journal Eastern Philosophy

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