On the Path to Buddhahood—The Story of Buddha Sakyamuni

Le 19 July 2016, by Stefania Mitrofan

Buddha Sakyamuni’s statue near Belum Caves located in Andhra Pradesh, India. The Buddha was a prince by birth but decided to abandon his royal title and pursue spiritual growth after witnessing sufferings of human life. (Purshi/ Wikimedia Commons) The prince who became the purveyor of Buddhism traveled no easy journey on his path to enlightenment. This is his story displaying the courage of an innocent, truth-seeking heart to move beyond the dimensions of ordinary (...) continue


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