May 26th, 2011
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, we preview our next podcast, “The Buddha’s Personality” by Vishvapani with the segment: “‘Knowing’ the Buddha”. This is from the third talk in the Vishvapani’s new series launching the book “Gautama Buddha: The Life and Teachings of the Awakened One”. (Quercus, 2011)
“The suttas give us a vividly real Buddha who walks the roads, inhabits the cities and the plains, an untamed free spirit, a powerful presence who we can know but we cannot necessarily comprehend.”
Vishvapani is a well known figure in the Triratna Buddhist Community and is a regular contributor on the BBC’s ‘Thought for the Day’.
Talk given at the London Buddhist Centre, February 2011.