In the years.800-2--B.C.E., known as the Axial Age, human beings longed for peace and wholeness, callin it "shalom" or Nirvana".
In India, along the plains of the ganges, a man named siddhatta Gotama reached Nirvana and was from then on known as "Buddha" or "the awakened one.
In her book,"Buddha", published in 2001 in New York, Karen Armstrong notes that there is no chronological account of the Buddha's life, or record of his teachings. However...
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