2,500 years ago, two powerful nations and a dozen city-states were at war with one another, bringing great instability to people’s lives. The teachings of Sakaymuni Buddha were influencing more and more people, and even some kings had begun ruling according to Buddhist principles. When the kingdom of the Aiku royal family is conquered, the princess is rescued by a vassal who loves her yet despises the Buddhist order embraced by her father, especially the young disciple called Anan…
Written by Japanese spiritual philosopher Masahisa Goi, 'Anan' is a trilogy of fictional stories centered around one of the Buddha’s ten great disciples, known in the West as Ananda. Set in ancient India and Nepal, the books bring together characters both historical and fictional in tales of overcoming karma and inner demons to find one’s true self and attain a state of peace.