Rick Fields

Magazine History & Philosophy

Who was Buddha?

SIDDHARTHA GAUTAMA WAS BORN around 567 B.C.E., in a small kingdom just below the Himalayan foothills. His father was a chief of the Shakya clan. It is said that twelve years before his birth the brahmins prophesied that he would become either a universal monarch or a great sage. To prevent him from becoming an […]

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