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The Buddha: His Life Retold.

Mitchell, Robert Allen; Kapleau, Roshi Philip (preface).

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ISBN 10: 1557784426 / ISBN 13: 9781557784421
Published by Paragon House, New York, 1991
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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274 pages. Softcover. Very good condition. BUDDHISM. Encompasses material not available in any other book in English according to Roshi Philip Kapleau. "In retelling the lifestory of the Buddha in simple, yet highly poetic language, Robert Allen Mitchell succeeds in bringing this historical person to life in all his humanness that endeared him to the majority of mankind. The book is a must for those upholding the humanist tradition at a time of humankind's growing dehumanization." - Dr. Herbert Guenther, Universitry of Saskatchewan, Emeritus (Key Words: Gautama Buddha, Religion, Buddhism, Robert Allen Mitchell, Roshi Philip Kapleau, Buddhists, Biography). Bookseller Inventory # 74310X1

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Title: The Buddha: His Life Retold.

Publisher: Paragon House, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Paperback Edition..

Book Type: book

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Buddhism. Religion. Philosophy. India.

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Although few verifiable facts are known about the life of the Buddha, stories have grown up around him that can be taken as fact or as idealized legend, and on these stories can be built a biography. Mitchell relies on a variety of sources, such as the Jataka Tales, the Dhammopada, and the Tripitaka, taking both biographical events and teachings and melding them into a continuous narrative. In the harmonious whole that results, it is the teachings that stand out, leaving the reader to accept or decline the biography without loss. In fact, the author terms this a "version" of the life of the Buddha; but it is a version that does justice to the most important aspect of his life: his message.
- Donald J. Pearce, Univ. of Minnesota Lib., Duluth
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