In most of the major religions, the life of the founder is just as important as the teachings of the founder. This is true, for example, in Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism. With a delightful blend of scholastic acumen, understated wit, and common sense, Professor Brooks tells some of the many stories about the life the Lord Buddha, illustrating both the depth of his insights and his profound compassion for suffering humanity. 1998. 56 minutes.