JOIN OUR MAILING LIST


Join our mailing list!


  Home > Books & Publications > Books by Title A-Z >

Epic of the Buddha: His Life and Teachings
By: Chittadhar Hrdaya

Epic of the Buddha: His Life and Teachings


 
Our Price: $24.95
Sale Price: $19.96
Members Price: $19.96
You save $4.99!
Author: Chittadhar Hrdaya
Translator: Subarna Man Tuladhar and Todd Lewis
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781611806199
Publication Date: May 2019

Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
Product Code: 9781611806199
Qty:

Description Contents
 
This award-winning book contains the English translation of Sugata Saurabha ("The Sweet Fragrance of the Buddha"), an epic poem on the life and teachings of the Buddha. Chittadhar Hrdaya, a master poet from Nepal, wrote this tour de force while imprisoned for subversion in the 1940s and smuggled it out over time on scraps of paper. His consummate skill and poetic artistry are evident throughout as he tells the Buddha’s story in dramatic terms, drawing on images from the natural world to heighten the description of emotionally charged events. It is peopled with very human characters who experience a wide range of emotions, from erotic love to anger, jealousy, heroism, compassion, and goodwill. By showing how the central events of the Buddha's life are experienced by Siddhartha, as well as by his family members and various disciples, the poem communicates a fuller sense of the humanity of everyone involved and the depth and power of the Buddha's loving-kindness.

For this new edition of the English translation, the translators improved the beauty and flow of most every line. The translation is also supplemented with a series of short essays by Todd Lewis, one of the translators, that articulates how Hrdaya incorporated his own Newar cultural traditions in order to connect his readership with the immediacy and relevancy of the Buddha's life and at the same time express his views on political issues, ethical principles, literary life, gender discrimination, economic policy, and social reform.

Epic of the Buddha: His Life and Teachings, Chittadhar Hrdaya, Shambhala Publications, Paperback, 448 pp, $24.95

Share your knowledge of this product with other customers... Be the first to write a review

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Books & Publications > Books by Title A-Z
Books & Publications > Books by Publisher > Shambhala Publications
Books & Publications > Books by Publisher
Books & Publications