Buddha: A Story Of Enlightenment

Paperback | February 26, 2008

byDeepak Chopra

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Deepak Chopra brings the Buddha back to life in this gripping New York Times bestselling novel about the young prince who abandoned his inheritance to discover his true calling. This iconic journey changed the world forever, and the truths revealed continue to influence every corner of the globe today.

A young man in line for the throne is trapped in his father's kingdom and yearns for the outside world. Betrayed y those closest to him, Siddhartha abandons his palace and princely title. Face-to-face with his demons, he becomes a wandering monk and embarks on a spiritual fast that carries him to the brink of death. Ultimately recognizing his inability to conquer his body and mind by sheer will, Siddhartha transcends his physical pain and achieves enlightenment.

Although we recognize Buddha today as an icon of peace and serenity, his life story was a tumultuous and spellbinding affair filled with love and sex, murder and loss, struggle and surrender. From the rocky terrain of the material world to the summit of the spiritual one, Buddha captivates and inspires—ultimately leading us closer to understanding the true nature of life and ourselves.

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Deepak Chopra brings the Buddha back to life in this gripping New York Times bestselling novel about the young prince who abandoned his inheritance to discover his true calling. This iconic journey changed the world forever, and the truths revealed continue to influence every corner of the globe today.A young man in line for the throne...

Deepak Chopra, M.D., is the author of more than eighty books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerousNew York Timesbestsellers in both fiction and nonfiction categories.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:February 26, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060878819

ISBN - 13:9780060878818

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“This fast and easy-to-read book teaches without being didactic. Chopra scores a fiction winner.”