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An excellent introduction for newcomers to Buddhism as well as a useful reference for Buddhist students--clearly relates the main tenets of Buddhism to the quality of ordinary modern daily life.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 15th 1999 by Thorsons Publishers
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A very straight forward look at Buddhism from a Western perspective, in the mould of Stephen Batchelor. The book avoids jargon while still managing to introduce some complex ideas. The book holds up well after 20 years, and is less of a "how to" than a "why to" manual.
Joellen Valerius
...I still haven't finished this book! I don't think I ever will. Stopped halfway through. I don't think it has anything to do with the book though. Maybe ill pick up where I left off is great for beginners!!
Mike Stevens
This is the book that convinced me to become a Buddhist. It was easy to understand and made a compelling argument.
For those curious, this is a good introduction into Buddhist theology.
Suzanne Watson
One of my all-time favourite books.
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