Narada Maha Thera
Many valuable books have been written by Eastern and Western scholars, Buddhist and non-Buddhists alike, to present the life and teachings of the Buddha to those who are interested in Buddism.
Amongst them one of the most popular works is still The Light of Asia by Sir Edwin Arnold. Many Western truth-seekers were attracted to Buddhism by this world famous poem.
Congratulations of Eastern and Western Buddhists are due to the learned writers on their laudable efforts to enlighten the readers on the Buddha-Dhamma.
This new treatise is another humble attempt made by a member of the Order of the Sangha, based on the Pali Texts, commentaries and traditions prevailing in Buddhist countries, especially in Ceylon.
The first part of the book deals with the Life of the Buddha, the second with the Dhamma, the Pali term for His Doctrine.