In this biography of Buddha, Gotama the man stands and breathes again. It is captivating in its combination of scholarly accuracy with undisguised admiration for the majestic character of Gotama.
Gotama Buddha`s influence after the lapse of 26 centuries is still a mighty force in the world. The modern world, with its passionate belief in organization and in wealth, may learn much from Gotama. According to the author, `Here was a man who, without setting up an elaborate organization, despising wealth and trusting only the contagion of great ideas, exerted an influence which is still potent in the heart of half the human race.`
In this biography of Buddha, Gotama the man stands and breathes again. It is captivating in its combination of scholarly accuracy with undisguised admiration for the majestic character of Gotama. It will enable the reader to rise above prejudice and recognize in Gotama one of the world`s noblemen, a rare lover of his kind, a hater of sham, a seeker after the unknown God.
About the Author :
Kenneth J. Saunders, author of The Story of Buddhism and Buddhist Ideals and editor of The Buddha`s Way of Virtue and The Heart of Buddhism, was Literary Secretary, Y.M.C.A., India, Burma and Ceylon.
From the Foreword:
`Buddhism ... still has vitality enough to dominate the life of hundreds of millions, and must be reckoned with for decades to come ... in Mr. Saunders`s life of Gotama Buddha ... we feel his warm humanness, his magnetic sympathy, his thirst after truth.... The analytical summary of the contents add to the value of the volume.... The style carries the thought with limpid ease and at times ripples with genial humour.`
GALEN M. FISHER .