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- Print Length: 24 pages
- Publisher: Altiora Publications (December 21, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 21, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0057H0HTU
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David came to the world of technology from the Humanities, having studied Psychology, Anthropology, Classical Rhetoric and English literature at the University of Queensland. David is an accomplished professional speaker and forum moderator.
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The Table of Contents:
The Essence of Buddhism
The Four Noble Truths (including a description of the eight-fold path--which I won't list out or my review will be entirely to long!)
I currently live in a part of the world where there are many Buddhist temples and I wanted to have a little more appreciation for the guiding principles. I'm sure I will pick up additional reading, but starting with this text was helpful. I sincerely doubt this will provide any new insight to anyone who has done any study already, but for a person like me it is very interesting!
1) If you are alive,you will suffer;
2) The cause of suffering is attachment;
3) You can end suffering;
4) End suffering by following the eight-fold path.
The book then gives a basic explanation of this eight-fold path, for exemple: Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech ("The enlightened person therefore tells the truth, speaks with warm gentleness when they do speak, and refrains from speaking when they have nothing important to say") and more. The book concludes with a chapter on meditation.
The book is very basic and only gives an introduction to Buddhism. I got this book as a freebie, but if you have to pay for it you may want to buy a more in-depth book on Buddhism.
The essence of Buddhism
The Four Noble Truths
The eight-fold path
- If you know anything about Buddhism you can probably afford to skip this book. It's not bad information; you just probably know everything written here.
- If you are new to Buddhism then read it (if it's free) and know that you will need to read much much more than is offered here. It's a quick read that gives you a few ideas about Buddhist beliefs, and that's it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is amazing! David gives a clear and conscience overview of Buddhism. A lovely introduction that is both academic and inspiring. I love this book. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Great read, very informative . Goes well with my collection of Buddha reading material.
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VERY INFORMATIVE. RIGHT TO THE POINT OF THE BASIS OF BUDDHISM. I ENJOYED THIS BOOK. I WANT TO EXPLORE BUDDHISM MORE. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Kindle Customer
Nice concise explanation of Buddhist principles and meditation.Published 9 days ago by Daniel Lurie