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After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
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MJD | 210 comments This is one of my favorite books. I hope others find it to be an enjoyable and educational read.


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MJD | 210 comments I found this website of the author's interesting: https://www.stephenbatchelor.org/inde...


John I received this book as a gift for Christmas, so I will be reading it soon.


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MJD | 210 comments John wrote: "I received this book as a gift for Christmas, so I will be reading it soon."

Hope you find parts of interest in the book (for me I really liked the scholarship to try to uncover a historical Buddha from the religious text).


John I finished this a few weeks ago and just now have time to post thoughts.

At first, I was unsure of how to take Batchelor's attempt to secularize the message/goal/methods of Buddhism, but as I continued reading, I felt ok with agreeing to his attempt to find the historical Buddha's message.

I found the chapters that focused on an individual more accessible than the others, but I think that I might read those other chapters again in the future to see if I can pull more out of them.

Definitely well worth reading.


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