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What Would Buddha Do?: 101 Answers to Life's Daily Problems

3.54  ·  Rating Details ·  235 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
A unique approach to Buddhism, What Would Buddha Do? shows that anyone can find guidance in Buddha's teachings. It demonstrates how to use the advice of Buddha to become a better person at work, at home, and in society. Teaching by example, What Would Buddha Do? applies this question to 101 problems confronted in everyday life and reveals how Buddha's teachings are still m ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published October 4th 1999 by Ulysses Press (first published 1999)
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Lorann
Feb 11, 2009 Lorann rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-read
I was so disappointed by this book. I had such high hopes that it would be one of those 'you've got to read this great little book' books. But alas, it was just a fluffy little bit of self-indulgent drivel. The author couldn't decide where to go with this - a lite comedy? A self-help? A bit of ponderous wisdom? It tries to be all and succeeds at none...
Sadly, I would recommend this to no one.
Maria
Sep 19, 2014 Maria rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
This book was despicable. As a Buddhist, never had I been so disgusted by such a book about it.
First, Metcalf was right when introducing this book only as his viewpoints. Some of the things he wrote were very unclear and difficult to infer his meaning.
Second, he worships the Dalai Lama, a politician. A. Fucking. Politician. I am offended and dismayed that he agrees to political involvement being okay according to Buddhism. The very idea of politics is rotten with lies, deceit, and corruption. Bu
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Libby
Apr 28, 2009 Libby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An alternative to the "What Would Jesus Do?" Industry. This book has its roots in the basics of Buddhism and offers some useful perspectives on modern dilemmas. I guess "serious" Buddhists might find this book frivolous or simplistic but I found it to be refreshingly honest and warm.
Karen
I've read several books based on Buddhism, and this is something I grabbed to read in the doctor's waiting room. Each page contains a brief quote and then a gloss of that quote. I found these amplifications uneven. Some were very thought provoking and promoted peaceful thinking and enlightenment. Others were still a bit too seeped in Western traditions of philosophical thinking--definitions, arguments, increasing tensions, and so forth.

It's worth thumbing through, but I wouldn't call this repre
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Tathagata Mukherjee
The book definitely gives a different point of view of ones day to day problems. It's all about how you react to them. I feel "Buddha" is the insite everyone has within themselves. Once you rely on your own wisdom, you will deal the problems how The Historical Buddha might have done, and which is depicted in the book.
Ramzi
Apr 17, 2015 Ramzi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Amazing insights on how to address issues at working place, this book emphasizes on human management, which is predominantly the delicate side of any organization and the backbone. Great Read!
Hal
Jun 01, 2014 Hal rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting little book that probes many of life's questions and concerns from the Buddhist point of view. Worthwhile for anyone curious of what the religion/philosophy has to offer.
Awakeatone
Jun 07, 2015 Awakeatone rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Felicita Hioe
Jul 13, 2016 Felicita Hioe rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes the question and the answer is unrelated. I think the writer does not write the book calmly.
Asna
Nov 15, 2011 Asna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book because I kind of lost in facing life at the time. After reading it, I still got lost at some parts because I just barely understand the meaning hahaha Take your time when reading this. It needs some time to apprehension, but once you got it, it gives different perspective of life, feeling and act, which I like it.
Isaac
Jul 31, 2009 Isaac rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A book that does link the teachings of jesus and buddha. It is not one of those books where we are subjected to the teachings of the buddha but this book is rather the kind where is educates people about morales in lives. In orther words, it's quote on the cover page is similar to "what is the best option if ......?"
Maria Mendoza
Me pareció un libro entretenido, con muchas frases budistas para reflexionar y sonreír, pero no esperen hallar las respuestas para solucionar la vida. Lo mejor del libro es que recomienda es una sencilla introducción al mundo del budismo y recomienda muchos libros para todos los niveles de interés.
Caecilia Risma
Dec 07, 2007 Caecilia Risma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Semua pekerja yang mempunyai dilema menghadapi suasana kerja.
Logis dan realistik. Sangat mendukung pencerahan diri dalam menghadapi haru-biru dunia kerja. Anda tidak harus menjadi penganut Buddha setelah membaca buku ini.. Secara pribadi, dengan menerapkan solusi-solusi di dalamnya, seperti melakukan meditasi penyembuhan. A must have item.
David
Jun 12, 2012 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zen
Wonderful book and much that really made me stop and think. I can highly recommend this book, it helped me a lot. Maybe you aren't ready for it yet but give it a shot, maybe the buddha in your mind will open up too.
Meredith
Sep 26, 2011 Meredith rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, dads, spiritual
fluffy buddhist information. started out interesting but I lost interest in many of the questions as the book went out. skimmed through and read questions and answers to the questions that were of interest to me.
Christine
Mar 05, 2013 Christine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not a good introduction to Buddhism and I doubt Buddha himself would approve of many of the things in this book. Buddha being okay with meat eating? That goes against every Buddhist principle.
Paige
Jan 17, 2011 Paige rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion
The answers given were very open-ended, which can be somewhat frustrating. But this ambiguity seems to be part of the nature of Buddhism itself.
Ryan
Feb 17, 2008 Ryan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Al
Dec 27, 2007 Al rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: general-buddhism
This is one of those cutesy Western Buddhist books a clueless person might give you as a gift.
Kylene Jones
Dec 24, 2012 Kylene Jones rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spiritual
Was somewhat disappointed in this book. Mainly it was common sense stuff.
Dharma Iswara
In front of an angry bosses...or a crazy lecturer...this is worth to be read...
Alexis
Jul 02, 2008 Alexis rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lovely little thoughts and directions to frame your life around.
Mariah
Jul 08, 2008 Mariah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
A great book of peaceful answers to everyday modern dilemma's.
Maiakaiser
Just skimming so far, but looks like a giant disappointment.
edypekalongan
so many wisdom in this book, simple and practical.

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Sep 17, 2013 Maria rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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