Shakyamuni Buddha

By Nikkyo Niwano (1906-1999) Founder of Rissho Kosei-kai

Buddhism ranks with Christianity and Islam as one of the three great universal religions, and a growing number of books about its teachings are available in English. But until now there has been few nondoctrinal introductory biography of its founder, Shakyamuni, the historical Buddha. The present book has been prepared especially for modern readers interested in the life of the Indian prince turned sage who founded this vital, practical religion some twenty-five hundred years ago. Drawing on the oldest, most reliable sources, the author, a prominent Buddhist leader, has written a lively book that is at once authoritative and eminently readable.

128 pp. 10.8 x 0.8 x 17.1 cm (Paperback)

Nikkyo Niwano (1906–1999) is the founder of Rissho Kosei-kai. He is also the recipient of the 1979 Templeton Foundation Prize for Progress in Religion, the Knight Commander with the Silver Star of the Order of St. Gregory the Great from the Vatican, and Interfaith Medallion from the International Council of Christians and Jews. He served as a former Honorary Chairman of Religions for Peace (RfP), a former President of the International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF), a former President of the Japan Religions League, and a former President of the Federation of the New Religious Organizations of Japan.





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