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Introduction to Buddhism : An Explanation of the Buddhist Way of Life - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Introduction to Buddhism

An Explanation of the Buddhist Way of Life

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Published: 18th April 2001
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2,500 years after the passing of Buddha, his message continues to resonate. This highly accessible, best-seller covers topics such as: Who was Buddha?; The nature of our mind; Past and future lives; Karma; Why and how to meditate; The path to enlightenment. The book explains the essential principles of the Buddhist way of life and what it means to be a Buddhist. Meditation is explained clearly and simply as a tool for developing qualities such as inner peace, love, and patience. Those developing an interest in Buddhism and meditation will find this book an ideal guide.

This compelling introduction to Buddha's teachings explains the essential principles of the Buddhist way of life and what it means to be a Buddhist. Meditation is explained clearly and simply as a tool for developing qualities such as inner peace, love and patience.

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5.0

Great for beginners

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Pros

  • Classic
  • Deeply Informative
  • Well Written

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    Best Uses

    • Counseling
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    Comments about Introduction to Buddhism:

    This book was very clear and easy to understand. As there is so much to Buddhism, it has been written very well for beginners.

     
    4.0

    Fantastic starting point

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    Pros

    • Deeply Informative
    • Theologically Sound
    • Well Written

    Cons

    • Slightly Biased

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    Comments about Introduction to Buddhism:

    It is a great starting point for anyone interested in Buddhism, however it does lean towards Kadampa style more than an overall general view of Buddhism.

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    'A perfect little journal of Buddhist education with material to challenge any student of Buddhist thought.' - Shambala Sun; 'A brilliantly clear and concise introduction to this vast subject, helpful to readers of all levels including those who have no previous knowledge. Very highly recommended.' - Yoga & Health Magazine; 'This book succeeds admirably in presenting its subject with clarity and insight...a highly commendable and deeply felt work that I can recommend without hesitation.' - Chalice

    Part One - Basic Buddhism; Who was Buddha?; Understanding the Mind; Past and Future Lives; What is Karma?; Our Precious Human Life; What is Meditation?; Death; The Buddhist Way of Life; Part Two - The Path to Liberation; What is Liberation?; Developing Renunciation; The Three Higher Trainings; Part Three - The Path to Enlightenment; Becoming a Bodhisattva; The Bodhisattva's Way of Life; Ultimate Truth; Enlightenment; Dedication

    ISBN: 9780948006708
    ISBN-10: 0948006706
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 200
    Published: 18th April 2001
    Publisher: Tharpa Publications
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 1.0
    Weight (kg): 0.24
    Edition Number: 2
    Edition Type: Revised