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Published by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co. in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Gautama Buddha,
  • Buddha,
  • Buddhism

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Combines archeological fact and Buddhist theological legend to recount the life of Gautama Buddha, from the traditional story of his birth, through his quest for wisdom, the years as a sage and teacher, and his death.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [187]-188.

Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL1470 .K4
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 192 p.
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5544394M
LC Control Number67022598

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  The legendary story of Gautama Buddha, told by Betty Kelen in this riveting book, captures the essence of both a man and a spirit. His teachings, characterized by a mystical eastern folklore and an inspirational wisdom, have never been matched by anyone else in history. They are marked by determination and a quest for the sacred, and led him to 5/5(1). Gautama Buddha in Life and Legend book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Story of Gautama Buddha that illustrates why his life an /5.   Gautama Buddha: In Life and Legend - Ebook written by Betty Kelen. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Gautama Buddha: In Life and Legend.5/5(2). Get this from a library! Gautama Buddha in life and legend.. [Betty Kelen] -- Combines archeological fact and Buddhist theological legend to recount the life of Gautama Buddha, from the traditional story of his birth, through his quest for wisdom, the years as a sage and.

Wisely enclosing Gautama in the existent legend of Buddhism where he is only one of a continuum of teachers; wisely letting the legendary figure precede the historical man in each stage of his life, Mrs. Kelen has achieved a discrete amalgam, one which is both reverential and revealing. This is a fascinating modern biography of The Buddha, which draws together information from the traditional sources such as the Pali Canon with documented history about the political and social life of the time. Almost all accounts of the Buddha's life is based just on the 'legend' with the danger that it approaches hagiography/5(54). Siddhārtha Gautama (Sanskrit सिद्धार्थ गौतम, Pali Gotama Buddha) was a spiritual teacher from ancient India and the historical founder of is universally recognized by Buddhists as the Supreme Buddha of our age. The time of his birth and death are uncertain; most modern historians date his lifetime from BCE to BCE, though some have suggested a date.   The life of Siddhartha Gautama, the person we call the Buddha, is shrouded in legend and myth. Although most historians believe there was such a person, we know very little about the actual historical person. The "standard" biography, relayed in this article, appears to have evolved over time.

Barlaam and Josaphat are legendary Christian martyrs and saints. Their life story is very likely to have been based on the life of the Gautama Buddha. It tells how an Indian king persecuted the Christian Church in his realm. Book Place Hold. Add to basket Remove from basket Print Combines archeological fact and Buddhist theological legend to recount the life of Gautama Buddha, from the traditional story of his birth, through his quest for wisdom, the years as a sage and teacher, and his death. Almost all accounts of the Buddha's life is based just on the 'legend' with the danger that it approaches hagiography. But the author takes a much more studied, balanced approach - yet because he is writing from the point of view of a practising Buddhist, there is a sense of respect and engagement s: As a literature student, I am suggesting you these two books, none of them are nonfiction, but you'll know why later: 1. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse 2. Buddha by Osamu Tezuka The first one was written by a Nobel Prize winner in Literature, so you c.