Karen Armstrong's portrait of the Buddha explores both the archetypal religious icon and Buddha the man. Armstrong follows the Buddha - born Siddhama Gotama - as he leaves his wife, his young child, and his comfortable life and eminent social status for an arduous quest for spiritual enlightenment.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BenKline - LibraryThing
A good informative biography of the Buddha (Gotami). A very interesting read. A bit dry, but Karen Armstrong is a very skilled narrator and biographer and historian that it sucks you in and it's easy ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Gary10 - LibraryThing
Nonfiction account of the Buddah and Buddahism. I found it difficult to keep involved with--in part because so few records exist on the life of the man. Read full review