Never before did I get such a useful and informative account of the Buddha's life and teaching.
I'm going to buy the written version as well and treasure it. ..read it and use it as an inspiration in my own practice.
Thank you, Karen. ...well done. bravo ! !!
I found the details of Buddha's early life to be the most interesting part of the story. I found the ending to be the least interesting because once his philosophy was established some of the nuances were confusing.
She has a pleasant voice and says all the Asian names accurately, as far I know anyway
It inspired me to read another book about Buddha
Well written, very reverent. Given that his disciples documented his life, Armstrong does a very good job of extracting the human from the religious texts. An excellent companion to Michael Wood's "The Story of India," adding depth and color to the history of the subcontinent. Siddartha is legend and monumental in the history of ideas. Facinating that 100s of millions follow a faith founded by a man who eschewed the supernatural. This book has a lot to teach the west about seeing the world as it is, without judgement and without fear.
I found this to be a very academic look at the life of the Buddha. It was interesting to a point but I don't think those of us who are interested in the spirituality of Buddhism will find chronilogical review of his life very satisfying.