The Essence Of Buddhism
- Author: Jo Durden Smith
- Publisher: Speaking Tiger Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
- ISBN: 9780572030544
The life of Siddhartha Buddha (which means 'Awakened One') is that of one who awakened from the sleep of ignorance and saw conditions as they really were. Through his example every one of us can do the same - awaken from the sleep of non-awareness and understand the experience or 'sufferings' of birth, sickness, ageing and death that ultimately lead to enlightenment.