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The Vision of the Buddha: Buddhism-The Path to Spiritual Enlightenment

3.24  ·  Rating Details ·  62 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
The Vision of the Buddha is a splendid illustrated guide to the history and legends of one of the world's great religions, and to the main themes and beliefs in the Buddhist spiritual tradition, both today and in the past. Included are: 200 color photos and illustrations of art, artifacts, architecture, rituals, and practices; an exploration of key concepts, living beliefs ...more
Hardcover, 184 pages
Published April 1st 1996 by Duncan Baird
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the gift
if you want an artistically given introduction of Buddhism, of its history, of its various forms, this is a good place to start learning, though because of format of the book, the images are often dense, small, difficult to examine clearly...
The Night is Large
An illustrated guide to Buddhist history and practices. Visions is published by Barnes and Noble and so is relatively inexpensive. According to the jacket, the book has more than two-hundred glossy illustrations, which seems believable after reading the thing.

Visions is well-fitted for anyone who wants to learn about the history, evolution, and practices of Buddhism and has no basic knowledge about these facts. The book covers an impressive range of subjects, but the scope is limited and left me
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Jennifer
Dec 02, 2009 Jennifer marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Although I've just started reading this book, I have skimmed the entire book. It starts with the birth of Buddha and includes key concepts and aspects of Buddhism. Early days of Buddha, Enlightenment, From Enlitenment to Death. It then has a chapter for Buddhism in India, China, Japan, Tibet and how it came to the West. The book has smooth pages with lots of illustrations, art work and artifacts. If your interested in Buddhism this is a great book to read and learn from.
Russell
Sep 21, 2008 Russell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice way to look at Buddha. A little history a little philosophy, a little Buddhism, a little politics with some nice photos
David
Not a bad little overview of Buddhism. Too simplistic for my taste, but I picked this up for my daughter, and it's just right for teenagers learning about/interested in this way of life.
David Melbie
Dec 05, 2010 David Melbie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: seekers
Recommended to David by: picked myself
A nice concise history of the entire life of Buddhism. . . --From A Reader's Journal, by d r melbie.
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Great read!!
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