Und zwischendurch gibts alberne Popkultur- und Selbstbezüglichkeits-Witze. The book at first, felt to me almost like an all ages book. Animals seem important in the story of the Buddha and I like how this is used by Tezuka early on in his retelling. La Vie de Bouddha Tomes 1 à 8 - Intégrale 638. Not only about Boeddha himself, but about the cultures and the country as well.
Beginning off with a fable about the bear, fox, and the rabbit, we are off into a world of suffering where humans are given castes at their birth. I read this book several years ago, I confess, not a whit out if any interest in Manga. And that the majority of the book, instead, focuses on the adventures of the slave Chapra and the pariah Tatta who possess the ability to, er, possess animals. This is a variegated and unique interpretation against the historical one we are fami Few months before, I read Sidhartha to know more about Buddha and eastern philosophy. This project, ten years in production 1974-1984 , presents the life of Siddartha Gautama, the Buddha, from birth to death, capitalizing on famous episodes and creating fictional ones as well. After about halfway through the book, I was hooked. Da muss ich nicht wirklich nachdenken.
Une fois entamée, la lecture ne peut s'arrêter et les 2700? Tandis qu'elle tente de le rejoindre à travers une Inde en proie à la misère, à la peste et à la guerre, le jeune prince comprend douloureusement qu'il ne connaît rien de la vie et des hommes. This book was during his dark years for a reason. This is a version of the story of the Budda that includes humor, nudity, great violence, meat eating, and anachronisms and not very much Buddha. Another thing I really appreciate in the story is that the writer balances seriousness with humour, a lot. Ultimately I agree with almost every objection make by other reviewers. It still retains that original playful feel, but the layers of depth start buil Ive never been into manga comics and as I was raised catholic, I have only had a very passive education on Buddhism.
Hubby who is not a big reader is devouring volume after volume of this series, faster than me! That book gave me cancer. I cant wait to keep reading these volumes, as the story and subject matter is very interesting. Voilà pourquoi, époux heureux de la douce Yasodhara qui lui donne un fils, le plus beau parmi les hommes, prince aimé et père comblé, Siddhārta quitte définitivement son palais doré. Rather, this is Osamu Tezuka throwing every idea in his gigantic brain onto the page. Mais il se révolte, décide de sauver sa mère d'un funeste destin et par un coup du sort se retrouve sans maître. Oddly enough I learned a ton about Buddha and Buddhism via this manga.
But as the book goes on, the story evolves and matures as well as the art. This volume is important though because it about the caste system. However, my first foray into the Manga of Tezuka was I can only compare to being introduced to some of the animated films of Miyazaki or even some of the works of the great Japanese film director Akita Kurosawa. Which if any of these are the reason for almost all of the pariah class children being naked we are never told. And the fact that Buddha isn't even born until the end of the first volume. Osamu Tezuka was a Japanese manga artist, animator, producer and medical doctor, although he never practiced medicine.
Also seeing all the asian characters taking up the book it gives an entirely different feeling. And despite being malnourished, etc. I don't see the point of such comedy or odd analogies, and how it contributes to the overall style and story if it does at all. Is this how reading Game of Thrones feels like? In all honesty, while the series is essentially about the life of Buddha, it's a very hard series to encapsulate. While I wasn't initially attracted to the drawing style, the story immediately grabbed me and I was hooked! Injecting humour, both universal and referential, he never manages to make light of the suffering that seems to hold both Kapilavatsu and Kosala in its grips; the very suffering that will then become the main theme of Siddharta's road to enlightenment. . A simple life, yet in retrospect, so full of feeling, meaning and inspiration.
What makes the story so interesting is how it interweaves the lives of several characters, dedicating a fair amount of space to each one of them - from the pariah Chapra to the novice monk Naradatta their stories are all dealt with importance. One is as intrigued by the soul transfer act of the young boy Tatta as one is by the omens that portend Siddhartha's arrival. Beginning off with a fable about the bear, fox, and the rabbit, we are off into a world of suffering where humans are given castes at their birth. If you can open yourself to a non-western, but still familiar world view this is a good graphic novel. It's also worth pointing out that, despite the subject matter, this is not a self-serious book by any regards.
This is perhaps a good introduction both to buddhist ideas as well as manga for those who aren't quite prepared to read from the right to the left. A character will be confronted by his haunted conscience, seeing a vision of Buddha speaking to him - only to have Buddha bite him on the face and we realize he's been talking to his horse. Parents may want to think before placing these books into the hands of younger readers but the intent is sufficiently serious that context should count. I thought reading a book, or the first volume anyway of a series, celebrating and informing readers of the life of the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, would leave me somewhat more knowledgeable about the guy and the religion. Siddharta is born a prince as the highest caste Brahmin.