Published in April 2015, this Penguin Classics edition of “The Life of the Buddha” is a new translation of Tenzin Chogyel’s text composed in the mid-eighteenth century.
From the Penguin website:
This is a call to mindfulness, dedicated to easing suffering.
The story of Shakyamuni Buddha’s epic journey to enlightenment is perhaps the most important narrative in the Buddhist tradition. Tenzin Chögyel’s The Life of the Buddha, composed in the mid-eighteenth century and now with a new translation, is a masterly storyteller’s rendition of the twelve acts of the Buddha. Chögyel’s classical tale seamlessly weaves together the vast and the minute, the earthly and the celestial, reflecting the near-omnipresent aid of the gods alongside the Buddha’s moving final reunion with his devoted son, Rahula.
Other Buddhism related titles of note in the Penguin Classics series are “The All-Pervading Melodious Drumbeat: The Life of Ra Lotsawa” by Ra Yeshe Senge and “The Life of Milarepa” by Tsangnyon Heruka, translated by Andrew Quintman.
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