A Story of Enlightenment
By Deepak Chopra
(HarperOne, Paperback, 9780060878818, 278pp.)
Publication Date: February 2008
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Deepak Chopra brings the Buddha back to life in this gripping New York Times bestselling novel about the young prince who abandoned his inheritance to discover his true calling. This iconic journey changed the world forever, and the truths revealed continue to influence every corner of the globe today.
A young man in line for the throne is trapped in his father's kingdom and yearns for the outside world. Betrayed y those closest to him, Siddhartha abandons his palace and princely title. Face-to-face with his demons, he becomes a wandering monk and embarks on a spiritual fast that carries him to the brink of death. Ultimately recognizing his inability to conquer his body and mind by sheer will, Siddhartha transcends his physical pain and achieves enlightenment.
Although we recognize Buddha today as an icon of peace and serenity, his life story was a tumultuous and spellbinding affair filled with love and sex, murder and loss, struggle and surrender. From the rocky terrain of the material world to the summit of the spiritual one, Buddha captivates and inspires--ultimately leading us closer to understanding the true nature of life and ourselves.
“The Buddha’s story is compelling and… Chopra captures the essence of the spiritual seeker.”
“A page turning masterpiece. This book is destined to become a classic.”
-Wayne Dyer, author of The Power of Intention
“Essential reading for anyone curious about the foundations of Buddhism.”
-Brian Grazer, Oscar Award Winning Producer of "A Beautiful Mind," Emmy Winning Producer, "24"
“An adventure in enlightenment with all the twists and turns of a great movie.”
-Peter Guber, Chairman of Mandalay Entertainment, Producer of "Batman," "Rainman" and "Color Purple," and host of AMC's Sunday Morning Shootout
“Chopra’s engaging novel has the over-the-top appeal of a TV extravaganza like Rome...”
“A wonderful novelization of the greatest adventure you will ever undertake....”
-Ken Wilber, author of The Integral Vision
“This fast and easy-to-read book teaches without being didactic. Chopra scores a fiction winner.”
-Publisher's Weekly, starred review