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The Story of Anan: Book 1
Story by Masahisa Goi
Illustrations by Isamu Mikuni
US $8.99
Paperback, 166 pages
ISBN: 4-89214-171-2
The first in a two-part manga (comic book) series presenting a fictional account of the life of Anan, one of the ten great disciples of Sakyamuni Buddha. Translated from the Japanese Anan monogatari (1985), with original artwork.

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Other Editions
The Story of Anan: Book 2
Chinese (Sikao meihaode shiwu)
French (L'histoire d'Anan)
Japanese (Anan monogatari: jô)
Japanese (Shôsetsu: Anan) - original full-length novel
Spanish (La historia de Anan)


Chapter 1
Princess Sondari and Masla

Chapter 2

Chapter 3
Shabira's Magic

Chapter 4
Anan in Meditation

Chapter 5
The Precepts

Chapter 6

Chapter 7
Power of the True Mind

Chapter 8

Chapter 9


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Afterword by Masahisa Goi

About the author

Masahisa Goi
Born in Tokyo, Japan on November 22, 1916, Masahisa Goi was a poet, philosopher, writer and singer. Though he aimed at a career in music, he found himself spontaneously drawn to the realms of philosophy and spiritual guidance. At the age of thirty he attained oneness with his divine Self. Before departing from this world in 1980, he named Mrs. Masami Saionji, his adopted daughter, as his successor and leader of the world peace prayer movement that he initiated.
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The Setting
About 2,500 years ago, the Ganges River, which originates in the Himalayas, divided the area into two powerful nations—Kosala in the north and Magadha in the south—in addition to a dozen city-states. With rampant warfare causing extremely unstable social conditions, Buddha's teachings were greatly influencing the people, who lived in constant anxiety over the future...

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