The Buddha is a giant of humanity. He gives his name to one of the five great religions of the world, rich in philosophical, psychological and spiritual insights, with over 350 million practitioners in every country on the planet and a history stretching back 2500 years.
In this concise, accessible and engaging book Tony Morris takes us to the heart of the Buddha’s story. How much do we really know about this extraordinary man who was born into luxury but gave it all up in pursuit of truth? What did you teach? Why was he visionary? And why is Buddhism so urgently needed today?
‘A gem! Clear, concise, and even moving… A beautiful summary of the Buddha’s life and teachings. It reminded me of what attracted me to Buddhism in the first place.’
‘A fabulous read. Accessible, entertaining and very thought-provoking for all us non-believers.’
‘An eloquent distillation of the Buddha’s teachings and an intelligent overview of contemporary Buddhism. I cannot recommend this beautifully written, accessible book highly enough.’