The Light of Asia

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Kessinger Publishing, 1995 - Poetry - 252 pages
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1879. In the following Poem I have sought by the medium of an imaginary Buddhist votary, to depict the life and character and indicate the philosophy of that noble hero and reformer, Prince Gautama of India, the founder of Buddhism.

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User Review  - Marse - LibraryThing

This is the story of Siddharta, told in blank verse. It is lovely to read with beautiful imagery. My only complaint is that often Sir Edward would use words that are unknown in English, so that a ... Read full review

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User Review  - JamesBlake - LibraryThing

Long narrative poem from 1879 by the English author Edwin Arnold, retelling the traditional life story of the Buddha. Mostly of interest as an example of how westerners perceived and approached Buddhism in the nineteenth century. With an introduction by Sangharakshita of the FWBO. Read full review

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