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Complete Idiot's Guide to the Life of Buddhaby Victoria Urubshurow
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The spiritual master who awakened millions.
Siddhartha Gautama lived a life of ease until age 30, when he gave himself over to years of contemplation and self-denial, reaching a state of enlightenment while sitting under a tree. Known as Buddha, he became one of the most powerful spiritual teachers in history. In this fascinating guide, you will discover the story of Gautam‛s incredible lifeÂ—and how he became an important role model. This book also explores how he came upon the Four Noble Truths and began to prescribe the Eight-Fold Path.
About the Author
Victoria Urubshurow has been a practicing Buddhist for 30 years. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and has taught courses on Buddhism, world religions, mythology, and comparative spirituality. Urubshurow is a member of the Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center in Washington, New Jersey, and is currently writing an eBook on world religions and co-editing a volume on spiritual masters.
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