BuddhaUnknown - 2015
In part one of Genius of the Ancient World, Bettany investigates the revolutionary ideas of the Buddha. In his 20's the Buddha abandoned his family, and homeland, in the foothills of the Himalayas, to embark on an ambitious philosophical quest: to find a solution to human suffering. On the Indian plains he experienced the challenging ideas, and extreme methods, of wandering 'truth seekers'. But it was only when he found his own middle way, that he finally attained enlightenment - nirvana: a state of being where all delusion, desire and suffering were extinguished. The Buddha's philosophy would inspire a diverse belief system, which spread across the Far East and beyond, shaping the lives of hundreds of millions to this day. Drawing on archaeology and expert opinion, Bettany investigates this inspiring figure.
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Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: video file,rda 1 online resource (1 video file (58 min., 4 sec.)) : color and sound