What was the Buddha like? Over the centuries his memory has been highly idealised, and for many the rag-robed wanderer of ancient India has become a semi-divine being. Though this image can inspire us, there are times when we need to meet the Buddha in human form.
Reflecting on several major turning points in the Buddha’s life, including his Enlightenment, his first teaching, the admittance of women into his Order, and his death, Sangharakshita’s talks introduce us to the human Buddha. This invigorating meeting is sure to include a few surprises.
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Publisher: Windhorse Publications
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Believe nothing merely because you have been told it… Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings — that doctrine believe and cling to and take it as your guide.