Author: D C Ahir
Publisher: Books for All
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8173861129
The fascinating life story of the Buddha told here is primarily based on the Pali sources. And to make it complete and purposeful, two chapters on the Dhamma, His Teachings, and the Sangha, the Holy Order have also been added.
Gautama Buddha sanctified the soil of India in the sixth century before Christian Era. Born as a Prince, He renounced the life of luxury and beauty at the age of 29, and after six years of strenuous struggle, He attained Supreme Enlightenment, at the age of 35, at Bodh Gaya in Bihar.
For the next 45 years, He walked on foot from town to town, village to village, disseminating the spiritual illumination for the benefit of all. His message of love, compassion, morality and equality soon spread throughout Asia, and even today millions of people in India and abroad follow his noble teachings.
The appendix gives in brief the status of Buddhism in Modern India.