The quest for enlightenment known as Buddhism is rapidly attracting followers in the western world today. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a best selling author and his personal appearances in the U.S. draw huge crowds. Like no film before, Life Of Buddha meticulously reveals the fascinating story of Prince Siddhartha and his spiritual transformation into the Buddha, the great teacher who changed the entire world.
Factual & fascinating
- Life of Buddha review by RL
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It accepts only what is actually recorded about the great man as actual fact. Some are presented, but you know they must not be taken literally, such as hundreds of arrows shot at him without even one striking him. It's low on dramatisation, with a few scenes minimally acted to convey events. Mostly examination of archeology & legacy of current Himalayan Buddhist life. Clearly a fine documentary, it does not pretend to be anything else.