Sally Siawidjaja's Reviews > Buddha: Sebuah Novel

Buddha by Deepak Chopra
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Jul 02, 09

bookshelves: religion, historical-fiction, terjemahan
Recommended to Sally by: Jeane Nanda
Recommended for: Fans of Buddha
Read in May, 2009, read count: 1

This is my first introduction to Buddha. Maybe I don't fully understand his teaching, but so far I don't like it. The teaching reminds me of the movie Matrix where everything that you see, feel and touch is said to be just an illusion.

I don't believe that you have to disconnect yourself to the world to find happiness. I like being human being. I like passion, emotions, compassion, ambitions, and any other things that make us human. I think that Gautama becoming the new Buddha was just because he was a genius with great charisma.

Lastly, I don't like the fact that Buddha abandon his family to find enlightenment. That's quite selfish.
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