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Scientific Buddha

His Short and Happy Life
by Donald S. Lopez, Jr.
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Pub Date: 2012
Format: Hardback
Pages: 148 pp.
Size: 5.75 x 8.50 inches

ISBN: 9780300159127
TB Code: 1905420
Availability: 178 in stock

This book tells the story of the Scientific Buddha, "born" in Europe in the 1800s but commonly confused with the Buddha born in India 2,500 years ago. The Scientific Buddha was sent into battle against Christian missionaries, who were proclaiming across Asia that Buddhism was a form of superstition. He proved the missionaries wrong, teaching a dharma that was in harmony with modern science. And his influence continues. Today his teaching of "mindfulness" is heralded as the cure for all manner of maladies, from depression to high blood pressure.