A world-renouned religious thinker contemplates one of the world's most sacred figures. In a profound blend of biography, religion, history, and philosophy, Armstrong's highly original portrait of the Buddha explores both the archetypal religious icon and Buddha the man.
Not much is known for sure about the Buddha’s life, but enough to suggest he was a historical figure, not a myth.
Read during a trip to Oakland.
Siddhattha Gotama became the Buddha when he was 29 years old.
That's my age!
I'd love to be remembered for finding a 'middle way'.
(Although unlike the Buddha, I'd like to avoid ditching my wife and child to do it)