CONTENTS:- Explanation to various Names of Buddha; Legends About Buddha's Earlier Lives; Birth of Buddha; Gautam's early education and training; Gautam Come of Age; Gautam Leaves Home to seek the Path; Gautam as a wanderer; Gautam's conflict with the Brahmins; Gautam Attains Enlightenment; Some Significant Events of Buddha's Life; Events occurring in Buddha's life, form fifth year of enlightenment; Emperor Ashoka And Buddhism; Other Important Events in Buddha's Seven Principles of Modest Virtues 'Saptasheela Siddhant'; Animal and Human-Flesh Eating; Buddha's Compassion; Sants Hatch Conspiracy Against Buddha ; Legend of Sundarik Bhardwaj and Buddha; Enmity Breeds Enmity; Mahaparinirvana; Buddha's Philosophy; The Path; Bibliography.
The life of Gautam Buddha is as facinating and inspiring as those of Shri Rama and Krishna. Moreover, the Buddha has been a historical figure in greatness, like the highest peak of the Himalayas, he is second to none. That is why he has been regarded as the ninth incarnation of lord Vishnu after Shri Rama and Krishna.
The advent of the Buddha is one of the most momentous events of human history and civilization. His life and work show to what sublime heights human compassion, thoughts and feelings can rise. What the enlightened one practised and preached is a proud possession of our common ancient heritage. The Sakyamuni showed us the path going to liberation and nirvana. He taught us how to transcend the relatives, the limits of time and space and become immortal.