I highly recommend this book if you would like to learn about Buddhism.
To sum, I really appreciate the care and effort with which Mr. Wallis has provided this translation, his introduction, and the guide to the texts.
This is a book that is a pleasure to read once, but really begins to reveal its value upon repeated rereadings.
I've enjoyed this book thoroughly throughout the years that I've owned it. The introduction is very well-written, and generates a spirit of critical-thinking that is so important... Read morePublished 2 months ago by nick
I had read a few "basic introduction" books about Buddhism in the late 1990s, as well as the Dao Deh Jing, doing my own study on comparative religion and/or philosophy. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Brother Hamza Philip
Here is a great book to own and carry around, savoring the passages which do indeed contain the basic teachings of the Buddha. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Book Drawn
This is the most simple and informative book on Buddhism I have ever read. I thought I new about Buddhism until I read this book. Read morePublished on September 10, 2012 by Floyd Marinescu
Glenn Wallis has selected a core group of Buddhist texts which provide a well-focused introduction to the fundamental conceptual frame of the Buddhist worldview. Read morePublished on May 30, 2012 by Dennis Herron
I really like the way Glenn formatted this book, taking 16 suttas that are exemplary of basic Buddhist teachings, and adding commentary in every day, easy-to-understand language. Read morePublished on July 22, 2011 by Dana Nourie
If you had to choose 2 to 4 books as your only guides to a lifelong Buddhist practice, this should be one you select.Published on May 3, 2010 by David R. Halperin
If a better book of introductory readings from the Buddha's teaching exists in English, I'm not aware of it. This is an outstanding achievement. Read morePublished on December 17, 2009 by Dennis E. Bradford
I agree with the best and worst review on amazon currently. The book is a good starting place for someone who is serious about Buddhism, but it has a 'western' bias. Read morePublished on November 2, 2009 by Amazon Customer