The Light of Asia

The Light of Asia

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Author: Sir Edwin Arnold
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 185
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143033573


Two thousand five hundred years ago, a young prince renounced worldly pleasures to wander the land in search of the true meaning of life and to find a remedy for the suffering in the world. After many years of meditation, he became the Enlightened One-the Buddha-whose teachings have come to influence and ennoble the lives of millions of people.

The Light of Asia recounts the Buddha’s life, character and philosophy, and his quest for awakening. The rare charm and beauty of Edwin Arnold’s poetry has the power to move us in a way that no prose rendering of the life of the Buddha can and we cannot help but admire the courage, determination and self-sacrifice of the young prince.

First published in 1879, the book has become a classic and has since been published in many editions and several languages. This fresh edition of the epic poem will fire the imagination of a new generation, inspiring them to put the Buddha’s teachings into practice.



Book the First

Book The Second

Book the Third

Book The Fourth

Book the Fifth

Book the Sixth

Book The Seventh

Book the Eighth