Dastan-e-Irfan-e-Buddha, compiled by Poonam Girdhani and performed by Poonam and Rajesh.

It is a glimpse into the life, philosophy and world view of Tathagata, the enlightened one, which aims to introduce us to the man and to a life that in the words of Jawahar Lal Nehru, was the greatest soul to ever walk in Bharatvarsha. The Dastan is built from such sources as Thich Nhat Hanh’s bestselling biography of the Buddha, Dr B. R. Ambedkar’s powerful and pioneering work The Budhha and his Dhamma, descriptions of one of the earliest biographies of the Budhha by Ashwaghosha, i.e. the Budhhacharit, Acharya Ramchandra Shukla’s translation of Edwin Arnold’s classic poem The Light of Asia, Rahul Sanskrityayan’s ground-breaking work Mahamanav Budhha, The Gospel of the Buddha by Paul Carus,Therigatha-one of the earliest collection of verses by Budhhist nuns and on Intizar Husain’s celebrated stories on the life of the Budhha and the early Sangha and on the thousands of Jataka stories around the life of the Budhha.and references to various texts like Jatakas, Terigatha and many more.

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