Sujata, a milkmaid, observes the Buddha smiling at a single rose, and, closing her eyes, begins to truly perceive the world around her, and her connection to all of the universe.
Ages 4-8. Running Press Kids.|||juvenile
written by Mallika Chopra ; illustrated by Neha Rawat.
"This story of Buddha and the Rose is adapted from one of his famous talks. It is told from the perspective of Sujata, a milkmaid, who brought Buddha the rice-pudding to break his fast after meditating on the nature of existence. Sujata could be considered by some as Buddha's first student."
Buddha and the rose