Buddha by Karen Armstrong audiobook

Buddha

By Karen Armstrong
Read by Kate Reading

Random House Audio
6.46 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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This rich, timely, and highly original portrait of the Buddha explores both the archetypal religious icon and Buddha the man. In lucid and compelling prose, Armstrong brings to life the Buddha’s quest, from his renunciation of his privileged life to the discovery of a truth that he believed would utterly transform human beings and enable them to live at peace in the midst of life’s suffering. Buddha also expands to focus and meditate on the culture and history of the time, as well as the Buddha’s place in the spiritual history of humanity, and the special relevance of his teachings to our own society as we again face a crisis of faith. “[P]enetrating, readable, and prescient.”—New York Times Book Review

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Summary

Summary

This rich, timely, and highly original portrait of the Buddha explores both the archetypal religious icon and Buddha the man. In lucid and compelling prose, Armstrong brings to life the Buddha’s quest, from his renunciation of his privileged life to the discovery of a truth that he believed would utterly transform human beings and enable them to live at peace in the midst of life’s suffering. Buddha also expands to focus and meditate on the culture and history of the time, as well as the Buddha’s place in the spiritual history of humanity, and the special relevance of his teachings to our own society as we again face a crisis of faith. “[P]enetrating, readable, and prescient.”—New York Times Book Review

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[Armstrong] offers a frequently inspiring look at this exemplary life... Invaluable. (Los Angeles Times)

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Author Bio: Karen Armstrong

Author Bio: Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong is the author of numerous books on religious affairs. Her work has been translated into forty languages, and she has written three television documentaries. Since September 11, 2001, she has been a frequent contributor to conferences, panels, newspapers, periodicals, and other media on both sides of the Atlantic on the subject of Islam. In 2008 she was awarded the TED Prize.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English