A Story of Enlightenment

Paperback - 2008
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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.

Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : HarperOne, 2008, c2007.
Edition: First HarperCollins pbk edition
ISBN: 9780060878818
Characteristics: vi, 278 pages ;,21 cm.


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Mar 24, 2014

Where did we come from ? We come from out of the past. this life is the result of the past life,before this life. We come out of the things we have done before ,out of the past labours unfinished .

Nov 17, 2008

I never expected fiction by Chopra to be this good. Excellent as a story, excellent as the Buddha's story.

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