Buddha

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Deepak Chopra MD

Narrated By: Deepak Chopra MD

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: May 2007

Duration: 9 hours 18 minutes

Summary:

"The Buddha was as mortal as you and I, yet he attained enlightenment and was raised to the rank of an immortal. The miracle is that he got there following a heart as human as yours and mine, and just as vulnerable." - from the Introduction Bestselling author Deepak Chopra brings the Buddha back to life in this gripping account 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. Finally 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 force, 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 entertains and inspires - ultimately leading us closer to understanding the true nature of life and ourselves.

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  • Debbie R.

    Loved this book. Always having been curious about Buddhism in an unconscious way, this book and the epilogue provided me with the best possible starting point to understand and absorb a tiny bit of the teachings of Buddha

  • Kara P

    The story was eye opening. Narrator’s accent took some getting used to but he did an amazing job reading with emotion and different voices.

  • Guillermo Villegas

    It was an awesome book! I loved the book!