An introduction to Buddhism
This account explains how the Buddha's path of wisdom and loving kindness grew out of the challenges he encountered in life. It explores enlightenment, nirvana, and the Four Noble Truths, presenting a picture of the Buddha as a very human figure whose success lay not in his perfection, but in his method of positively utilizing the energy generated by personal suffering.
Stimulating and provocative . . . definitely worth reading whatever one's Buddhist affiliation. - Ros Oliver, View
Shows a deep and humanistic understanding of Buddhist psychology . . . an indispensable book. - Joy Manne, Self and Society