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Introducing Buddhism

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Principles of Buddhism is another excellent introduction to Buddhism. Images of the Buddha are everywhere: selling tea bags, mobile phones, holidays. But what is the true attraction of Buddhism? Why is it the fastest growing religion in the West? Check out the real goods on offer: freedom, compassion, awareness, wisdom and meditation in this clear introduction to the Buddh ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Windhorse Publications (first published 1990)
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Ajay Villegas
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Short, sweet, and strait to the point.
Apr 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Very basic book on Buddhism for those who are curious about Buddhism but not deeply into it.
Nov 16, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interessante enquanto iniciação ao tema. Mas acho que depois estas coisas são mais compreensíveis quando em diálogo com quem percebe. Não basta um livro, nem dois ou três. É a oralidade e a experiência do outro que poderá trazer o despertar correcto para uma evolução no tema.

Em termos de história está bem escrito e tem aspectos interessantes. Deixo um: "Os budistas orientais não falam de budismo: falam do "Budadharma" ou "dharma". Dharma é uma palavra sânscrita que significa ao mesmo tempo a pr
Ricardo De moore
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
My sister bought me this book as a good introduction to Buddhism and indeed it is. It's a concise text that brilliantly explains Buddhism for the western reader. Pauling does some useful interpretation of the Four Noble Truths, substituting "unsatisfactoriness" for "suffering". This helps to giving us a more accurate understanding of the Truths. I would thoroughly recommend this book!
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Short and to the point. A great introduction.
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
good read, easy to understand. I wanted a look in Buddhism, this is a great place to start.
Kory Riemensperger
great introduction.
Sujan maharjan
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Wonderful presentation
Apr 02, 2013 rated it liked it
This was a good introduction to Buddhism. It was easy to read and gave an outline of what it's all about.
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