Historical books regarding Siddhatta Gotama

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Historical books regarding Siddhatta Gotama

Postby Ruwan83 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:03 pm

Hello Dhamma Friends.

Hope you re all well...

i would like to have advices from you. i would like to know more about the life of Siddhata Gotama. Not an hagiography, but an historical book with an historical approach.

i ve already read Schumann's one. "il Buddha storico". it s the italian title, i don t know the translation from the german to english, cause the author is German and the title is in German language. maybe can translate it as " the historical Buddha" :juggling:

i ve read also, Robinson and johnson "the buddhist religion"... Both texts very usefull!

Do you know more historical books regarding the life of Buddha?

Thank you friends!

with Metta.

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Re: Historical books regarding Siddhatta Gotama

Postby Ben » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:07 pm

Yes.

Life of the Buddha, The

This biography of the Buddha is drawn from the original Pali texts and arranged in a way that tells the story of the Buddha's life while explaining his teaching. Though born a prince surrounded by luxury, Gotama Buddha was transformed by realizing that no one escapes suffering. He found, and for the remainder of his life taught, the answer to the great question: Is there a way out of this cycle? This unique biography presents the oldest authentic record of the Buddha's life and revolutionary philosophy. Vivid recollections of his personal attendant Ananda and other disciples bring the reader into the Buddha's presence, where his example offers inspiration and guidance on the path to freedom.


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Re: Historical books regarding Siddhatta Gotama

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Re: Historical books regarding Siddhatta Gotama

Postby chownah » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:41 am

Does anyone know a historical source of information about the Buddha's life other than the Pali writings?
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Re: Historical books regarding Siddhatta Gotama

Postby Ruwan83 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:30 am

chownah wrote:Does anyone know a historical source of information about the Buddha's life other than the Pali writings?
chownah


Exactly! but i i think it's impossible cause in that period no one took note about historical facts. no facts were written. it was an oral knowledge... but i hope to find some books or some facts
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Re: Historical books regarding Siddhatta Gotama

Postby cooran » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:49 am

Hello all,


The gospel of Buddha, compiled from ancient records

http://archive.org/details/gospelofbuddhaco00caruuoft

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