The Buddha, Christ and Gandhi - the great three are universally regarded as harbingers of harmony, compassion and peace, the first of whom is once again being revived in modern times to sort out the present day problems of unprecedented violence and terror - the Holy Dalai Lama being one powerful expression of his message and piety. His was history's first religion of peace which spread all over Asia, including its western regions, without any use of force, and holds its lamp in the East in particular till date. Latest researches n Germany are succeeding in establishing that Jess Christ was one in the Bodhisattva tradition, who not only stayed and studied in India when he was young, but returned to Kashmir after his crucifixion, in which he did not die and escaped with his followers to Srinagar, where he lived till age 90, and where his tomb still quietly stands.
The life-stories of Lord Buddha by various authors are not complete, and end when he takes up the role of the preacher. He tours for several decades and lays the foundation of is unusual religion. As he grows old, his life takes a different turn, and several of these years are highly instructive and interesting. Fortunately, these years are recorded in the famous 'Mahaparinibbana Sutta', which is presented here unabridged. It also completes the story of his life devoted to a new philosophy and the movement that developed around it in later years, and which continues till date.
An added chapter is the famous sutta, Sukhavati Vyuha, a detailed description of the Land of Bliss.