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Understanding Buddhism: Key Themes

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A broad presentation of the key Buddhist teaching, practices and beliefs for the Western reader. It discusses ancient and modern contacts between Buddhism and Western thought, and introduces core Buddhist ideas - suffering, impermanence and non-self; knowledge and faith; wisdom and compassion; meditation; transcendance and the absolute; and the person of the Buddha.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 1st 1993 by Weatherhill
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Jun 07, 2012 Amy rated it liked it
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Disclaimer: I read only the first couple of chapters for a research project. After rereading and mulling over the text, I had a deeper grasp of basic Buddhist concepts.
I recommend Huston Smith's chapter on Buddhism in "The World's Religions" as a more readable introduction to the topic.
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