The Story of the Buddha
Lecture no. 4 from the course: Buddhism
Taught by Professor Malcolm David Eckel | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
The Buddha was a real person who was born into a royal family, had a spiritual awakening and lived to be about 80. But the actual facts of Siddhartha Gautama's life cannot explain his impact on his followers. We must examine the stories that Buddhists tell about the Buddha, including those of his previous lives.