In the 6th century BC, a prince from northern India left his parents and fortune to try to find an answer to the universal enigma of suffering and death. Siddhartha Gautama will become the "Awakened": the Buddha, the Blessed One who brings the Good Law to millions of human beings. His teaching shows that, by abstaining from all sin and practicing meditation, followers will come to the right knowledge that will lead them to nirvana, a state of supreme serenity. He will be the initiator of a religion that, for two thousand and five hundred years, has adapted to populations, regions, cultures and climates.
Between history and legend, Jean Boisselier, Indianist and art historian, unfolds the life of the One who wanted to liberate men and whose doctrine today enlightens nearly half of humanity.
Collection Découvertes Gallimard (n° 194), Série Religions
- Dimensions :
- 12,5 x 17,8 x 1 cm
- Museum :
- Musée des Arts asiatiques–Guimet
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- EAN :
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- Author :
- Boisselier, Jean