the book

The Life And Times of Gautam Buddha


“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream in the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

What is the secret of Buddha’s hold on the mind and imagination of vast numbers of Asiatic humanity over two millenniums? What should one think when on the one hand Buddhism tells us that life is suffering and on the other we are told to enjoy life’s every moment? The Life and Times of Gautam Buddha seeks to answer these questions. It brings together the leading ideas and tenets of Buddhism, interpreting them in the light of the fundamental principles of human life as well as of the latest research in the science of human mind. The book takes reader through the life of Siddhartha Gautam in a manner of a mortal hero and establishes basis for his eventual enlightenment and observations. It describes his protected royal youth, search for a way to end suffering and his enlightenment. The book also takes up the core teachings one by one—the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path and the Six-sense media. The book brings together teachings of the Buddha ranging from basic ethical observances recommended to the busy man or woman of the modern world.

Arun Tiwari has a combination of modern education and traditional spiritual upbringing, which he lends aptly to his writing. He is compassionate and so his words convey kindness. This is not merely a task of authorship but a devoted worship of the Gita..”


– Mahamahopadhyaya Sadhu Bhadreshdas
(Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Sanstha (BAPS))

Arun Tiwari, through this book has proved quite brilliantly that Hinduism is a self-perpetuating religion, which shows the way of constant spiritual reinterpretation leading to life which is self-perpetuating, self-renewing and which for the individual and for the world may be eternal. Reflection and self-correction is woven into our DNA. Our freedoms reside within us.”

Dr Vijay Bhatkar (Chancellor, Nalanda University)

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– Hindustan Times


Publication year

Prabhat prakashan