Most of the content is from the Pali canon.
Whether you are a serious student of Mahayana (I am) or Theraveda Buddhism, or just generally interested in what the Buddha taught, this book will be meaningful.
You can learn a lot of useful qualities and make you life a more meaningful one after reading it.
The Life of the Buddha is a ,slow, but excellent read. Bhikkhu Nanamoli's style of using 2 Narrators, 3 Voices, & a Chanter is unique & works quite well. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Jerry
This is the closest to the original words of the Buddha you can get. The problem with his teachings became clear to me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bill J. Grossman
The Life of the Buddha
When this classic study of the early Buddhist texts was re-released by Pariyatti Publishing in 2003, I commented that The... Read more
If you are serious about knowing Buddha, about what he achieved and teach, if you want to get away from the hype and distortions, this is perhaps the simplest book on the subject... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michael Beloved
This book provides great depth and insight into Lord Buddha's life and teachings. By focusing on Buddha's life and the context in which he taught, the reader learns much more than... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jesse Goode
For people who want to know more about Buddhism, this is a very good and comprehensive book to start off. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Choo Siew Yen
Whether someone is just starting their journey in to Buddhism or has read about its variants extensively - it is a great insight into the life of the Buddha. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Hector Inchaustegui
I learned of Nanamoli via one of Stephen Batchelor's books. Nanamoli must have been an interesting man. His scholarly credentials are impeccable. Read morePublished on November 18, 2012 by v supervia
Although I've just discovered Buddhism, or perhaps because of that, I was kind of lost with many different doctrines (Theravada, Mayhana, Varajna, Zen, etc). Read morePublished on March 6, 2012 by Adriel S. Machado