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Before He Was Buddha: The Life of Siddhartha By Hammalawa Saddhatissa Jack Kornfield,

  • Title: Before He Was Buddha: The Life of Siddhartha
  • Author: Hammalawa Saddhatissa Jack Kornfield
  • ISBN: 9781569752302
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
  • Here is a Buddha for the rest of us Before He Was Buddha draws from 2,000 year old Pali and Sanskrit texts to present a personal picture of the man who became the spiritual leader of one of the world s great religions Unlike overly reverential biographies that treat him as a distant, divine figure, this book shows a very human seeker who discovers the secrets of life.
    Before He Was Buddha The Life of Siddhartha Here is a Buddha for the rest of us Before He Was Buddha draws from year old Pali and Sanskrit texts to present a personal picture of the man who became the spiritual leader of one of the world

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    1. I have read many biographies of the Buddha This one was written by a well respected Buddhist scholar known for his writings on ethics It s written largely in the manner of a simple religious tale, appropriate for children and adults About a fifth of the time the author departs from telling the tales of the Buddha s life and brings in some of the core religious principles.Most of the stories were the same as the others I was familiar with, but some varied, such as the one about him coming out of [...]

    2. In the book, Before He Was Buddha by Hammalawa Saddhatissa, Siddhartha Guatama is born into a royal family Siddhartha is shielded from all of the suffering in the world until he requests to take a few rides around the countryside Siddhartha sees an old man, an ill man, a dead body, and an ascetic on his ride He decides to leave his family and go on a quest to seek enlightenment Eventually, after almost starving himself and meditating for an extended period of time, Guatama achieves enlightenment [...]

    3. The book that I chose to read was Before He Was Buddha by Hammalawa Saddhatissa This book portrays the life of Siddhartha Guatama Siddhartha was born into a royal family, not knowing about all of the suffering outside of the palace He asks to take a stroll around the countryside Guatama sees four sights that change his life forever An old man, an ill man, a dead body and a ascetic After seeing these sights Siddhartha decides to leave his family and seek enlightenment After traveling for a long t [...]

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