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The aim of this book is simple: to invite readers to consider what it means to lead a good life, and to offer practical advice, based on the Buddhist teachings, as to how this can be accomplished. In each of more than thirty brief essays, Master Hsing Yun treats a specific moral or ethical issue, using quotations from the rich treasury of the Buddhist scriptures as a point ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Weatherhill
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Peter
"Being Good" is chock full of great insights into the afflictions we encounter in our daily lives. The author and translator have done a superb job, because the language flows beautifully. The book consists of Master Hsing Yun's commentary, interspersed with passages from the (mostly Mahayana) Buddhist scriptures and the Zen canon.

Master Hsing Yun places great emphasis on practicing Buddhism in the natural course of our everyday lives. He calls this "Humanistic Buddhism," and it is a theme found
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Steve Woods
This book is really a selection of Dharma talks by a monk. There are some good points contained in it but a person would need a background in Buddhist practice to make much sense out of it. there are many references to various sutras, and that makes it a bit esoteric for anyone just starting out on the paths but still worth a read.,
Gary Donnelly
A very (very) low-level introductory text to Buddhist ethics and the reasoning thus. So low level that it can, in fact, be misleading. Worth a scan if you are entirely new to Buddhism and Buddhist Virtue Ethics, but for anybody even vaguely familiar with anything along these lines, the book is rather a waste of time.
Bill Currie
How ironic that a book based on Buddhist teachings to guide one in their daily lives turns out to be one that I failed to return to it's lender which will remain anonymous. However it will be returned. Wonderful read, with excellent, relevant information applicable in today's society.
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