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.

Gotama Buddha By Nakamura Hajime

My central concern in this volume is to elucidate how Gotama Buddha, or Sakyamuni Buddha, the historical figure revered as the teacher of humankind, lived his life and taught his doctrine.


The book deals with the demythologized person of the great sage, with the age in which he lived and with the political and social conditions which made his mission possible and permitted its success.