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Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha

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  • Seller:BorisDoris
  • Sales Rank:5,073,060
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Pages:176
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.3
  • Dimensions (in):0.4 x 5 x 7.7
  • Publication Date:August 28, 2008
  • ISBN:0141189460
  • EAN:9780141189468
  • ASIN:0141189460
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Synopsis
Never before published in Kerouac's lifetime, this 1955 biography of the founder of Buddhism is a clear and powerful study of Siddartha Gautama's life and works. "Wake Up" recounts the story of Prince Siddhartha's royal upbringing and his father's wish to protect him from all human suffering, despite a prediction that he would become a great holy man in later life. Departing from his father's palace, Siddhartha adopts a homeless life, struggles with his meditations, and eventually finds Enlightenment. Written at the end of Kerouac's career, when he became increasingly interested in Buddhist teachings, and collected for the first time in one book, this fresh and accessible biography is both an important addition to Kerouac's work and a valuable introduction to the world of Buddhism itself.

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