The Buddha: The Story of Siddhartha
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Two and a half millennia ago, a new religion was born in India, generated from the ideas of the Buddha, a mysterious Indian sage who gained enlightenment while he sat under a large, shapely fig tree. The Buddha never claimed to be God or his emissary on earth, only that he was a human being who had found a kind of serenity that others could find, too. This documentary tells the story of his life, a journey especially relevant in our own times.
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Consider leaving your Western mind at home and all the stuff we are trained into about how valuable constructive criticism is and how everything could be done better, etc.
RELAX, RELAX, RELAX!
Author of Borderless Broads, New Adventures for the Midlife Woman
Some of the scenes are magnificent such as the end scene with Buddha under his famous tree. And several
Then I suggest you buy some books here by Steve Hagen; he is an incredible Buddhist Scholar who writes clearly.
If you have grown up in America, with a classic Christian orientation, I recommend you head in this direction if you really want to find some truth and peace before you die.
The material was presented in an interesting way and is easy to understand. I have now gained a better understanding of the person and the philosophy. While I am not a religious or mystical person, I find many aspects of the Buddhism philosophy to be appealing.