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“The Buddha was as mortal as you and I, yet he attained enlightenment and was raised to the rank of an immortal. The miracle is that he got there following a heart as human as yours and mine, and just as vulnerable.” —from the Introduction

Bestselling author Deepak Chopra brings the Buddha back to life in this gripping account of 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 by those closest to him, Siddhartha abandons his palace and princely title. Finally alone and 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 force, 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 entertains and inspires—ultimately leading us closer to understanding the true nature of life and ourselves.

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Deepak Chopra, M. D., the founder of The Chopra Center, is the preeminent teacher of Eastern philosophy to the Western World. He has been a bestselling author for decades, his books have appeared on every bestseller list in America, and his writings have sold millions of copies.

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The audio version of this text may very well trump the written one because of Chopras deft character performance, authentic Indian pronunciation, and familiarity with the story of a fellow Indian who came to be known as the Buddha. The narrative is enhanced by Chopras vocal manipulation, which gives the characters a unique presence throughout. Although Chopra is the only narrator, his voice shifts at times to portray fierce antagonists: demon, rebellious cousin, manipulative king, Siddarthas father. This approach contrasts with his natural inflection when he speaks in the voices of Siddartha/Buddha, truly sounding more compassionate and kind. This production is certain to entertain and inform. L.V.B. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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