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by Deepak Chopra

  • Author: Deepak Chopra
  • ISBN: 1423312252
  • ISBN13: 978-1423312253
  • ePub: 1692 kb | FB2: 1361 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (May 1, 2007)
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 208
  • Format: azw mbr txt lit
Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment ePub download

This version, Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment, was written by Deepak Chopra, an alternative . Deepak at the end offers a small introduction into Buddhist philosophy but not ever in a way that sounds pushy or demanding. I cant recommend this book highly enough!

This version, Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment, was written by Deepak Chopra, an alternative medicine advocate in the New Age movement. I hadn't read any of Chopra's other books prior to this one, so I approached this book with very few expectations. The book is broken up into three main sections: "Siddhartha The Prince", "Gautama The Monk", and "Buddha". Each section describes the stages of the Buddha's development and evolution. I cant recommend this book highly enough!

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Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment. See actions taken by the people who manage and post content. Page created – 16 September 2011. In writing this book, I took a deep breath and created new characters and incidents in the life of one of the most famous people who ever lived. Whoever sees me sees the teaching. Famous, but still very obscure. I wanted to bring Buddha out of the mists of time, to fill him out in flesh and blood while still preserving his mystery.

All he had to do was ask people about themselves, and Siddhartha was certain they would recount wondrous stories. When the festivities began, however, the rush of new sensations was beyond anything he had imagined. Colorful banners emblazoned with pictures of the gods, bright lanterns, and gold-embossed decorations transformed the palace grounds into a mythical place.

This version, Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment,was written by Deepak Chopra, an alternative medicine advocate in the New Age movement

This version, Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment,was written by Deepak Chopra, an alternative medicine advocate in the New Age movement.

Deepak Chopra Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment. Fact blended into fantasy centuries ago in the story of the prince who became a living god. Or is god the very thing he didn’t want to be? Was his deepest wish to disappear from the material. 295 Pages · 2008 · . 7 MB · 1,448 Downloads ·English. Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. I n writing this book, I took a deep breath and created new char- acters and incidents in the life of one of the most famous people who ever lived. Famous, but still very obscure

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“The Buddha was as mortal as you and I, yet he attained enlightenment and was raised to the rank of an immortal. The miracle is that he got there following a heart as human as yours and mine, and just as vulnerable.” - from the Introduction Bestselling author Deepak Chopra brings the Buddha back to life in this gripping account of the young prince who abandoned his inheritance to discover his true calling. This iconic journey changed the world forever, and the truths revealed continue to influence every corner of the globe today. A young man in line for the throne is trapped in his father’s kingdom and yearns for the outside world. Betrayed by those closest to him, Siddhartha abandons his palace and princely title. Finally alone and face-to-face with his demons, he becomes a wandering monk and embarks on a spiritual fast that carries him to the brink of death. Ultimately recognizing his inability to conquer his body and mind by sheer force, Siddhartha transcends his physical pain and achieves enlightenment. Although we recognize Buddha today as an icon of peace and serenity, his life story was a tumultuous and spellbinding affair filled with love and sex, murder and loss, struggle and surrender. From the rocky terrain of the material world to the summit of the spiritual one, Buddha entertains and inspires - ultimately leading us closer to understanding the true nature of life and ourselves.
Akta
The story of the Buddha has been told time and time again, and various accounts of his life story have been recorded in books, films, and other media. This version, Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment, was written by Deepak Chopra, an alternative medicine advocate in the New Age movement. I hadn't read any of Chopra's other books prior to this one, so I approached this book with very few expectations.

The book is broken up into three main sections: "Siddhartha The Prince", "Gautama The Monk", and "Buddha". Each section describes the stages of the Buddha's development and evolution. Before the Buddha became the Buddha, he was Gautama, a wandering monk. And before Gautama came Siddhartha, a prince stuck in his father's walled kingdom. Chopra goes into great detail on the topic, throwing in a lot of intriguing anecdotes of which I was previously unaware.

I really enjoyed this one. I've read and listened to several variations of the Buddha's story, but none that were this in-depth and engaging. I'm sure it won't be the last Buddha book that I read, but for now, this has been the best!
Enditaling
Ok. I am VERY hard on Deepak Chopra because he is an EXCELLENT writer. I find that his books are the most valuable of any I own from Eastern Wisdom traditions. His writing in this is no different.

Deepak weaves the story of young Buddha all the way through his enlightenment period mixing fact with fiction in a way thats so spellbinding I didnt want to put it down. Seriously.

The way it is written you can very well imagine being there with the Buddha as he travels along his life and gains the valuable life experience that led him to enlightenment.

Deepak at the end offers a small introduction into Buddhist philosophy but not ever in a way that sounds pushy or demanding.

I cant recommend this book highly enough!
watching to future
I enjoyed reading—in story format—the details of Buddha’s early life, subsequent departure from royalty, and his painstaking journey after that. My favorite part of BUDDHA: A STORY OF ENLIGHTENMENT came at the end when author Deepak Chopra articulates a user-friendly definition of what Buddhism is, and equally important what it is not.
Valawye
This is a very enjoyable and readable fictional rendition of the life of Siddhārtha Gautama, the man who was the founder of Buddhism.

The story portrays Siddhārtha as a real person. While he has a good character, he is by no means perfect, and has all of the flaws and failings to be expected in any human being.

It's an interesting story, regardless of anyone's particular faith, or lack thereof.
Yellow Judge
It’s 12:50 AM here on the East Coast in USA as I start to write this blog on the book, “Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment” by Deepak Chopra. The very fact that I could not wait till morning to write this should give the reader an idea of the kind of impact this book has had on me.

I am follower of the Sant Nirankari Mission. I have been blessed with God Knowledge by the grace of my Divine Master Her Holiness Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj. Although, I was blessed with God Knowledge a while ago, everyday has been a fight for me to stay true to the path that my Divine Master has laid down for me. Often, I’ve wondered why that is the case. After knowing the truth, why can’t I stay in line with it? I found some answers in this book.

Buddha, as we know him was born a warrior prince Siddhartha who was just like most mortals but a mortal who responded to his conscience when he was asked, is this what is life was mean to be? When he saw the sufferings around him, he wanted to find a way to escape it and thus was born, Gautam!

Gautam, as a monk, spent years in the forest meditating all the way trying to find a way to escape suffering. He starved himself, subjected his body to all kinds of pain so that he would learn to conquer suffering & death and yet that did not satisfy him. The quest continued & it’s only when he finally realized, “Life is suffering. It is not about winning or losing, it’s not about happiness or sorrow, it’s not about life or death but it’s about being aloof from both the extremes” that Gautam turned into, “Buddha” !!

As I finished reading that conclusion, I was reminded of Rev. Vivek Shauq Ji’s vichars where he would often say that “We need to accept everything as will & wish of the formless God. There is nothing called as pain and pleasure”

While trying to be a Nirankari, I’ve often tried to use my verbal skills to convince my friends & family to get God Knowledge from Sadguru Mata Ji & yet very few of them have actually responded. I used to often wonder, why? I found some answers in the book.

After being enlightened, Buddha was on his way back to his kingdom and he sees that his father is at war with his cousin. Buddha notices that two warriors are fighting each other’s and they come very close to Buddha. Buddha walks right in between them and challenges them to hit him and kill him first before trying to reach each other’s. The two warriors feel ashamed & they drop their weapons. Buddha says, “Some people can be reached by speaking to their conscience. Those are the ones who will recognize their wrong when it is told to them”

As Buddha walks further though, the two armies are fighting furiously and they pay no attention to him. Here Buddha says, “These are people who cannot listen to conscience, not because they are bad but because they are too caught up in action. You cannot preach to someone who is fighting for life and breath, not just in war but in the ordinary struggle of existence” To such people the only way to preach is through my right actions!
PanshyR
I love almost anything that Deepak writes, but this book was very intriguing. I have to say, I enjoyed the first half the most. I could understand the thought process of the main character much better. In the second half, when he finally becomes aware, sometimes, it was difficult to follow. Very interesting book though about something I haven't know much about.
Globus
Very well written. Held my interest. I was looking for the story of Buddha, did not realize this was a fiction story based on Buddha, but I enjoyed it very much.
The story of Buddha shows us the birth of a great belief or better put, Truth. Truth can be enlightenment, God, or Self. Read this and open your heart to Truth.
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