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The Pocket Buddha Reader
Here is the core of the Buddha's teaching in his own words, as it was memorized word for word by his disciples and written down two hundred years after his death. These selections from the Buddhist scriptures deal with the search for truth, the way of contemplation, life and death, living in community, and many other topics, serving as an excellent introduction to the Budd ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published April 10th 2001 by Shambhala Publications
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Jan 22, 2008 Bryon Medina rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: To all sentient beings
The Pocket Buddha Reader draws from different texts, so some of the readings, and some are stories. All of the readings can be taken in one quick sitting.
The Buddha recommended that we put aside our desires for the things of this world and look within, so it seems fitting to me that my favorite Buddha book is the smallest one I have, and takes up the least amount of space.
I also believe that Gautama Buddha himself would approve of this format, which encourages you to read just a little and to ...more