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Essential Buddhism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs and Practices Paperback – June 1, 2001
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Now, this book isn't going to tell you quite as much as it promises, but if you want an easy-to-understand book about the basics, I think this is a good choice.
I read this book a year ago and I still think of things I read in it, a year ago. It does not lead you down a path of never ending comparisons on how to relate Buddhism theory in every day life, it is very good at explaining the 3 different kinds of Buddhism, a digested version of the history and origin of Buddhism. I recommend it to any one who wants to learn but knows little about Buddhism.
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Understandable, readable, and a great deal of information for one volume.Published 9 months ago by Kim Dragotta
Book of OK. It focused pretty much on Zen, Which is not actually Buddhism. It is a teaching which rejects the essential teachings of Buddhism.Published on May 28, 2013 by Richard F. Hower
Probably correct on most points but the statement that Shinran introduced devotional elements dedicated to Avalokitesvara and Maitreya and that these are "core practices" that are... Read morePublished on May 26, 2013 by C. Marbutt
This book was required for a class. It came in good time and was in good shape. I appreciate the savings and good service.Published on December 23, 2012 by carol j. winkler