Bio: Betty Kelen, who spent her college years as an anthropology major, has a particular interest in the religions of mankind and in the mystical teachers. MUHAMMAD, THE MESSENGER OF GOD is one of a series of biographies that included GAUTAMA BUDDHA and CONFUCIUS. All the great teachers lived lives of tragic passion and were persecuted because of the shocking impact of their mystic convictions on materialistic societies. The mother of one daughter, the author has been an editor for a United Nations organization with headquarters in Vienna.
The legendary story of Gautama Buddha, told by Betty Kelen in this riveting book, captures the essence of both a man and a spirit. His teachings, characterized by a mystical eastern folklore and an inspirational wisdom, have never been matched by anyone else in history. They are marked by determination and a quest for the sacred, and led him to an enlightenment that shaped the foundation of many Eastern civilizations.