Classic India -  Buddhism

Classic India - Buddhism

Product ID: 2022

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Author: Subhadra Menon
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 1998
Language: English
Pages: 64
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171673902


A part of Classic India Series, this pictorial book is a collector's item and a visual delight.

Buddhism is a religion that knows no political or socio-cultural boundaries. This is a faith that has been built around truth and timelessness, and a desire to do away with craving. Buddhism believes in gentleness, and in the conviction that true joy can come only if one decides never to harm another living thing, human or otherwise.

While the faith has its fountainhead in the life and time of the great Buddha, born in 563 BC, who lived and died in India preaching dharma, it has since moved from strength to strength. Predictions at the birth of the Buddha were that he would become a universal teacher or an ascetic.

He went on to become both, teaching and spreading the message of a religion that gave the utmost importance to truth and honesty. Even today more than two thousand years later, this is the magnetic charm of a gentle faith that draws people from all over the world, from myriad backgrounds and a diversity of social strata.

This book is a celebration of this very charm.