The Light of Asia

by Sir Edwin Arnold

with an introduction by Sangharakshita

This inspiring poem, though written more than a hundred years ago, retains the power to move us in a way that no prose rendering of the life of the Buddha can. We cannot but admire the courage, determination, and self-sacrifice of the Indian prince who, out of compassion, left the palace to find a remedy for the suffering of the world. Since its first publication, The Light of Asia has inspired many to learn more about Buddhism and to put its teachings into practice. Now, thanks to this new edition, Arnold’s epic poem can fire the emotions of a new generation.

Hardcover, 192 pages
April 2000
List Price: $19.95

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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.
The Buddha

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