The Light of Asia or the Great Renunciation Mah bhinishkramana

The Light of Asia  or the Great Renunciation  Mah  bhinishkramana
Author : Edwin Arnold
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 158
Release : 2016-08-12
ISBN 10 : 9781317265160
ISBN 13 : 1317265165
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Light of Asia or the Great Renunciation Mah bhinishkramana Book Description:

This study presents details about the life and philosophy of the founder of Buddhism, Prince Gautama of India or the Buddha, in the form of a poem as told from an imaginary Buddhist character. When originally published in 1926, little was known of Buddhism in Europe and Arnold aimed to inform the west of basic Buddhist concepts and the effects this had on India and Hinduism. This title will be of interest to students of Religion and Asian studies.


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