Confessions of a Buddhist atheist
Author: S. Batchelor
A biography of the Buddha and at the same time the diary of a journey into the Buddhist universe and a long formative path that led the author to deal with different Buddhist spiritual traditions, from Tibetan to Korean Zen, up to Theravada, in search of Buddhism closer to the teaching of the Buddha. The author sifts the texts of the Pali Canon to focus on the personality of the Buddha and his vision of the world, profoundly innovative with respect to the historical context in which he lived and worked. The result is an engaging, stimulating, at times provocative and always strictly personal book in its secular and modern approach to Buddhism.