In this poetic masterpiece, Edwin Arnold describes the life and teachings of Buddha. The man who was to become known as Buddha to the world was born as Prince Gautama of India but he rejected the worldly riches and abandoned the reigns of power when he embarked on a journey to discover the meaning of life. This poem reveals Buddha’s life from the Buddhist perspective but you don’t have to be a Buddhist to appreciate this poetic work. As you read about Buddha’s journey you will embark on your own course of discovery. You will start to better understand how hundreds of millions of Buddha’s followers view the world, and how his life still impacts you todayArnold, Edwin is the author of 'Light of Asia 1903 ', published 2006 under ISBN 9781594622045 and ISBN 1594622043.