I highly recommend this book to anyone trying to understand Buddhism for any reason.
Excellent Way to start to understand Buddhism, a book that one should study to realise and digest the basic teachings of the Buddha.
Basically, if you've not read this book--regardless of whatever else you may have read--you are assuredly missing something.
Rev Dr Rahula is a great communicator and teacher. There are a lot of books on Buddhist "basics" out there, many of them quite good, but this one is a must-read. Read morePublished 14 days ago by John D. Nachtrieb
If you don't have much time to read but you want to know about the Buddha...Rahula puts it all in one book...for a philosophical subject, this is very accessible!Published 27 days ago by Roland Delao
Written by a professional and easy to grasp. Great for a newbie like myselfPublished 1 month ago by Rebecca
It's too impractical for a first timer. Stays on the theoretical side and focuses on abstract concepts.Published 1 month ago by Renzo Fernandini
This book presents the Buddha doctrine in basic, [easily understood] terms. It is, both enlightening and challenging to grasp its concepts, at times... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Cheree Grant
Excellent first book on the teachings of the Buddha. A little deep and dense, not in a bad way because a superficial look wouldn't really be adequate, but be prepared for it.Published 3 months ago by S. Pour
This book, supposedly for beginners, is absolutely chock full of 'technical terms' or more specifically the Pali and Sanskrit languages. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Xyso