Conversations with Buddha
A Fictional Dialogue Based on Biographical Facts
by Joan Duncan Oliver
Pub Date 12 Nov 2019
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Imagined by one of the world's leading experts on Buddhism, this fictionalised conversation presents the essential biography of its famously wise founder.
Born Siddhartha Gautama 2,500 years ago, the Buddha would became one of the world’s greatest spiritual leaders. As the teacher of ‘the middle way,’ he devised the Eightfold Path to enlightenment, leading to the Four Noble Truths – a set of ideologies and practices to rid the mind of corruption, with a view to compose one’s desires and send one on the path to nirvana. The Awakened One’s teachings show us how to deal with our emotions and cravings, and find inner peace in spite of them.
In this relaxed chat, the Buddha tells us what he thought about impermanence, karma, mindfulness, compassion, love, and everything else that leads us toward a true understanding of the cosmos and ourselves.