The Life of the Buddha: According to the Pali Canon
This unique biography presents the Buddha's revolutionary solution for humanity that leads to the end of ill will, craving and delusion. Though born a prince surrounded by luxuries, Gotama the Buddha was transformed by realizing that no one escapes unhappiness. He spent the remainder of his life discovering, then imparting, the answer to the great question: "Is there a way...more
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Supernatural events treated as fact in texts make me identify less with any religion. This book read like a dry hagiography more than a biography.
The fact that the Buddha decreed that female monks had to be subservient to male monks in all ways depressed me. I guess it was nice that women got to choose to be Buddhists at all around 500 B.C.