Bestselling author Deepak Chopra brings the Buddha back to life in this
gripping novel of 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 by those closest to him,
Siddhartha abandons his palace and princely title. Alone and
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 our selves.
Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment , Deepak Chopra, HarperSanFrancisco, Hardcover, 2007, 279 Pages, $24.95