Buddhism is undoubtedly one of the oldest system of Indian philosophy. The life of Gautama Buddha, the founder of buddhism is fairly well known. Lord Buddha's moral teachings have a great importance today for the common people to live in peace and to maintain unity and brotherhood in the society. The aim of this work is to furnish different ideas and conceptions found in Pali canons, presenting them to the English readers of Buddhist thought, as the work contains the original Pali text (Buddha-vacana) along with its English translation.
The book is divided in to twelve chapters. These chapters dealing with the life history of Gautama Buddha as recorded in the holy Tripitaka. Hence, the life history of Gautama Buddha is quite authentically mentioned in this work, as it is directly taken from the original Pali writings (Texts). However, uniqueness of the work lies in the selective presentation of the materials and their systematic organization.
The book is accompanied by introduction, preface, bibliography and general index. Besides these, an addition of glossary of Buddhist technical terms is another notable feature of this work. Hence, the present edition would be immensely useful to the students as well as researchers to understand the life of Lord Buddha.