How should I understand the following passage simply?
Could you clarify this passage with simple stracture?
Why does the writer begin with the word 'in'?
In Gautama the Buddha we have a master-mind from the East second to none so far as the influence on the thought and life of the human race is concerned, and, sacred to all as the founder of a religious tradition whose hold is hardly less wide and deep than any other.
Source: P. 9 Buddhism in a Nutshell BY NARADA THERA