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Buddha by Deepak Chopra
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Dec 01, 2008

really liked it
Recommended to Christy by: found while searching for books on meditation
Recommended for: spiritual people, Buddhists
Read in December, 2008 , read count: 1

While this book is technically fiction, it is a great account of how Prince Siddhartha became the Buddha that we all know...or wish to have known. I chose this particular book because of Chopra's vast experience in spirituality and philosophy. I trusted that his book would be based on the real foundations of Buddhism, not just an exaggerated tale created for the sole purpose in keeping me entertained.

It is broken up into the three main parts of his life: 1) Prince, 2) Monk and 3) Buddha. At the end, Chopra also provides a sort of question and answer session about the tenets of Buddhism. I found this to be almost as interesting as the story itself.

Great read for anyone interested in learning more about the basic foundation of Buddhism, or those curious about the events that led Buddha to become the Enlightened One.
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Adrienne Can I borrow?

Christy Of course!

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