Where Buddha’s Path Crosses the Hindu Cosmos: New York Times

It was evening, history records, on that day in 531 B.C., when the 35-year-old Siddhartha Gautama settled himself under the spreading branches of a peepul tree here. For weeks, the young prince sat, meditating on the nature of death and life, and finding, in his contemplations, the path to immortality, or nirvana. In the course of his meditations, Gautama attained enlightenment and became the Buddha. … Continue reading Where Buddha’s Path Crosses the Hindu Cosmos: New York Times