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Arguably the most comprehensive anthology of primary texts on Buddhism, The Essence of Buddhism is valuable to both beginners and those well-acquainted with Buddhism. It offers a vast variety of insightful selections from various literature and provides a lifetime of ideas and images to contemplate and evolve with you.
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Charity
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
Just a collection of quotes

This is a collection of quotations and passages and inscriptions. They seemed to be presented as secular, but selected with a Western and Christian eye. There are some gems in here though.
Mckinley
Sep 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Short ebook from a variety of sources from the 3rd century b.b to medieval and later times.
brian miller
Jun 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
Not what I was looking for

All this book is, is a bunch of quotes of wisdom.While I read a few good quotes skimming through this book I was thinking this book would be about Buddhism.It should be titled Buddhist quotes or something like that instead.
Laura Ann Tull
Jun 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
this book is what it claims to be in a collection of quotes. it does help to have an understanding of buddhism to comprehend the connection.
Levi Tinney
Mar 27, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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A haphazardly organized book of quotes, quite unsuitable for a beginner.
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