In the 6th-century BC, a prince from Northern India left family and fortune in search for answers to the great questions of life and death. Known as Buddha, his teaching soon spread over the world. This book explores the life, teachings and philosophy of this man.
The life of the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, and his teachings are presented in an appealing, easily digested format, beautifully illustrated with jewel-coloured artworks dating back hundreds of years. The author places the narrative firmly in historical context using accounts of early Indian belief and the later spread of Buddhism to other countries, including Japan, and also provides a fascinating appendix of assorted readings and documents ranging from canonic texts and meditations to an interview with the current Dalai Lama. (Kirkus UK)