Historic new book ‘The Mystery over Lord Buddha’s Roots’ is now available
The historic new book ‘The Mystery over Lord Buddha’s Roots’, written by Mr. Mitsuaki KOJIMA, Ambassador Ret., is now available on Amazon India（search by Title or Author’s name). It is also available on Manohar (e-book shop, search by Lord Buddha’s Roots, or Author’s name).
The title of the book is ‘The Mystery over Lord Buddha’s Roots.’, but it is only a mystery until you read it through and find the Truth. Its real theme is the truth. Truth about the rise and fall of the Shakya Kingdom, and Truth about the location of Kapilavastu, the resident Castle where Buddha, as Prince Siddartha, lived until 29 years old. Truth about Buddha’s thinking and philosophy. So many aspects which have been kept in the dark and unsolved are shed light.
The book offers an amazing and historic revelation of the facts about Lord Buddha's roots and the social and cultural background around Buddha’s period. Prince Siddhartha, born in Lumbini, Nepal, over 2,500 years ago and raised at the Castle Kapilabastu of the Shakya Kingdom, but left the Castle to become a Buddha, great thinker or Sage. There still remains mystery about the location of the Kapila Castle, the historical and cultural background of why he left the Castle, giving up his prestigious position as Crown Prince, and how Shakya Kingdom vanished in the jungle. Over the centuries around Buddha’s time, there started a dynamic population flow of the Aryan race from Europe to the Indian subcontinent, naturally causing a racial fusion with indigenous population. And the dramatically changing historical and social background of Buddha’s age required a new way of thinking, wisdom and philosophy.
The author points out, by shedding light on such facts, how the Buddha teachings such as human equality, human welfare facing ailing, aging and dying, the Law of the Golden Mean to live naturally in accordance with the providence of life and no killings, non-violence must have travelled far and wide from the area and influenced the subsequent developments of philosophical schools and religions across the Eurasian Continent.
And the core elements of Buddha teachings still offer an important guidance at the present time.
＊The publisher is Nirala Publications, New Delhi, India.
＊Available also on Bagchee Books, Amazon India, Amazon.com and other e-bookshops