Most of us assume that the history as we learn is the truth. Unfortunately we know so little about the past that we can not have a good idea of what is the truth behind it, at least not using only our intellect. But if we let the book work in ourselves and leave the concepts we been raised with aside for a moment we could find us going in a direction so simple but in the same time so beautiful that we would not doubt for a second what is the truth and what is not.
This book show us how far can a human being go if it really live and learn with every single situation in its life.
Keep an open mind, and let your spirit show you the life of Buddha as you read this book.
Much in the same way that "Musashi" fictionalized the life of the famous samurai, "Buddha:Life and Work of the forerunner in India" tackles the founder of the world's currently fourth largest religion.
Far from being a well researched biography, however, the information presented here was "channeled" by its author(s). How does this affect the vailidity of the writing? According to the inside jacket, if the "historical equivalent was unfamiliar to them, the writers used contemporary ideas and concepts." In other words, they made it up!!
And how proud were these writers of the dubious, melodramatic fluff they created? Again, according to the dusk jacket they "did not consider themselves to be the authors of the volumes." No kidding!?! Guess they didn't want their names attached to this.
I could go deeper into the content, but you don't need Cliff Notes to watch a soap opera. You either get it or you don't.