By Swami Vivekananda, 80 Pages, Paperback.
Swami Vivekananda's attitude towards Buddha was not of the nature of intellectual understanding, like that of a modern scholar. He rather felt a deep emotional and spiritual kinship with Buddha. In fact, none among the founders of world religions attracted and influenced Swamiji more than Buddha. The life of Buddha, especially his renunciation, boundless compassion, fearless quest for Truth and utter independence provided tremendous inspiration to Swamiji.
From the lectures and statements in this book the reader can gain a fairly comprehensive idea of the unique personality of Buddha, his enlightening message and the historical development of Buddhism. But more than that, ewhat this book provides is a fascinating picture of the illumined mind of a great prophet. No one can read this book without being struck by the power, range, depth and beauty of Swami Vivekananda's thoughts.