I can honestly say my life has been made better and happier by the experience of reading this book.
I read this book when it first came out and since that time have recommended to many friends who expressed an interest in Buddhism.
The book does lack explanation on the idea of compassion which seem strong in most Buddhist teachings and other authors.
Very concise and well thought out view on Buddhism. I enjoy reading this book when I need to come back to the basics of life. Read morePublished 8 hours ago by Axel Garcia
clear,concise,factual ,this is the essence of buddhist thought
non-religious , the aim is to be awake
i refer patients to it and reread it often
I've read this many times. A great introduction to the basic of Buddhism. It offers a zen slant, but is a great read for all traditions because it breaks Buddhism down to it's most... Read morePublished 13 days ago by JOSHUA HOLMAN
Puts the Buddha's teachings in a simple perspective without all the junk that accumulates over 25 centuries. Clear & concise, best book I've read yet on the subject.Published 1 month ago by Speedy G
Amazing perspective! I wish they taught this stuff in school. It's invaluable, and all of us would be less disturbed.Published 1 month ago by Guy King IV