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You Don't Have to Sit on the Floor: Making Buddhism Part of Your Everyday Life
by Jim Pym
This is a Buddhism book for the rest of us. Jim Pym explains how to make Buddhism part of daily life while being true to one’s own customs and beliefs. He points out that Buddha never asked people to accept anything simply because it was religious doctrine. Brought up as a Christian, he draws on his own experiences to show how opening the way for East to meet West enriches ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 22nd 2002 by Ulysses Press, Seastone
(first published 2001)
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The author puts across a beautiful message of how simple, open ended, and how similar it is to Christianity, Buddhism is. It's a great way to reassure someone who is new to the religion that you don't have to change your beliefs completely around if you're thinking about Buddhism. However, I was looking for literature with more structure in it to build my conclusions of the religion. This book didn't have it, nor did it leave me feel like I learned something new that I didn't already know about ...more