Title:The Popular Life of Buddha: Containing an Answer to the Hibbert lectures of 1881
Publisher:Asian Educational Service
Size:128 x 186 mm
This book offers a complete and reader-friendly account of the life of the Buddha and the foundational tenets of Buddhism. It was written to counter the claims, made in lectures delivered in 1881, of other scholars, who treated Buddhism and the Buddha academically and glanced over the philosophical and spiritual side. The author was a staunch Buddhist and presents his narrative to re-enforce the metaphysical side of the subject. There are 24 chapters in this book that notice, apart from the thorough survey of the life of the Buddha, topics like king Asoka, the Buddhist convocations, Mahayana, the Brahmajala sutra, the Mahaparinirvana sutra, Buddhaghosa, the Buddhist Triad, Shamanism, Cosmology etc.