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The image of the Buddha, cross-legged and meditating, has permeated modern western culture, and can now be found almost everywhere, from Instagram to the garden centre. But who was the Buddha? In this week’s free eBook, Who is the Buddha? Sangharakshita views the Buddha from three perspectives: as a historical figure, a warrior prince searching for the truth; as the pinnacle of human evolution; and as an archetype in the context of both time and eternity.
Who is the Buddha? is a concise yet far-reaching introduction to the central figure of Buddhism and what he represents. Reading this book has opened me up to the possibility that, to borrow words from the Threefold Puja, ‘what the Buddha attained, we too can attain’.
If you haven’t yet downloaded last week’s free eBook, What is the Sangha?, also by Sangharakshita, you’ve still got time to do so. It will remain free until the 21st of September.
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