Great Disciples of the Buddha: Their Lives, Their Works, Their Legacy
Wisdom Publications, Jan 30, 2012 - BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - 412 pages
A perennial favorite, Great Disciples of the Buddha is now relaunched in our best-selling Teachings of the Buddha series.
Twenty-four of the Buddha's most distinguished disciples are brought to life in ten chapters of rich narration. Drawn from a wide range of authentic Pali sources, the material in these stories has never before been assembled in a single volume. Through these engaging tales, we meet all manner of human beings - rich, poor, male, female, young, old - whose unique stories are told with an eye to the details of ordinary human concerns. When read with careful attention, these stories can sharpen our understanding of the Buddhist path by allowing us to contemplate the living portraits of the people who fulfilled the early Buddhist ideals of human perfection. The characters detailed include:
Conveniently annotated with the same system of sutta references used in each of the other series volumes, Great Disciples of the Buddha allows the reader to easily place each student in the larger picture of Buddha's life. It is a volume that no serious student of Buddhism should miss.
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Review: Great Disciples of the Buddha: Their Lives, Their Works, Their LegacyUser Review - T. - Goodreads
While not a riveting book, this was very interesting. We may look at those who lived at the time of the Buddha as more fable than fact but this uses text from the time to explain their lives and portray them as the real life disciples that they were. Read full review
Review: The Great Disciples of the Buddha: Their Lives, Their Works, Their LegacyUser Review - MeL - Goodreads
I love this book so much! It gives me so much energy and spirit to do the practice in the spiritual life! I come back to this book from time to time when i need encouragement. It never fails! Read full review