The Ten Great Disciples of the Buddha

This gap is all the more glaring because thevery measure of the Buddha’s success as a spiritual teacher is to bedetermined by his skill in training his disciples. The canonical verse ofhomage to the Buddha hails him as “the unsurpassed trainer of personsto be tamed,” and thus the acid test for the validity of this claim mustbe the mettle of the men and women who submitted to his guidance…

The Life of Buddha – by Andre Ferdinand Herold

This book is a jumbled collection of legends and scholastic dissertations, and yet in these pages are preserved many precious traditions regarding the Buddha’s origin, his childhood and his youth, and here, likewise, we are told of his early education and of his first deeds.