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A great place to start.
on December 4, 2005
I am young. I am unknowing. And I am in search of the truth.
For those of you that hear the call of the East and are drawn to it, this is a fantastic place to start.
Unlike the Idiot's guide to Taoism (which gets WAY too caught up in how Taoism affects our culture...if you read it, you'd know what I mean) this guide gives us a lot of facts about Buddhism, its schools of thought, meditation techniques, and other fun ti-bits.
However, the only daraw-back of this book is that it doesn't cover as much ground as I wish it did. However, this is just meant as a starting place. Read some books by the Dalai Lama if you wish to learn more.
But this book captures that love and compassion that is at the root of Buddhism, and because of that I am grateful I found this book.