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The Teachings of the Compassionate Buddha by Edwin Arthur Burtt
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Feb 23, 09

Read in January, 2008

First off, I just want to say, that just holding this book and carrying it to work with me made me feel less stressed and more happy. The words inside were a bonus! :P I liked this book so much because it wipes away current religion and goes back to the basics...the first teaching of Buddha.

What happens in society is, as social climates change...religion follows suits...where here what is the first 3/4 of the book is just the scriptures alone so you can make your own judgment...just Buddha's simple life lessons and messages. What makes the book even better, is how it then goes into current day religion (Buddhism) and their current beliefs...which make you think how people accept them...

Buddhist or not it's a great read if you want to open your mind, and the beginning of the book can be read as "suggestions to live by" more than a religious reading.
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