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By Jonathan Landaw,Stephan Bodian

From the surface, Buddhism sounds like a package deal of contradictions wrapped within a paradox. it's a faith with no god, a trust approach with no principles, and a religion that encourages its adherents to question every little thing, together with its personal teachings. you'll spend a life-time learning Buddhist texts and following its observances and nonetheless consider like you’ve simply simply slightly scratched the skin. but, during the last 2500 years, this wonderful faith that preaches compassion, generosity, tolerance, selflessness and self-awareness has commanded the fervent devotion of 1000's of thousands of individuals world wide who think it to be the real route to enlightenment.

If you’re thinking about Buddhism yet think intimidated by way of the entire unique jargon and unusual trappings, this publication is for you. Written by means of top American Buddhist academics and students, it provides you with a uniquely pleasant strategy to discover the interesting background of Buddhism and discover:

  • Who Buddha was once and his value in international background and spirituality
  • How the perform of Buddhism can enhance your daily life
  • How Buddha’s teachings mix to create a route to enlightenment
  • Daily observances and meditation practices
  • How to meet your optimum power via Buddhism

In simple English, specialists Jonathan Landaw and Stephan Bodian outline the real phrases, clarify the most important strategies and discover, in-depth a variety of themes, including:

  • Buddha’s lifestyles and teachings and the evolution of the most important Buddhist traditions
  • How Buddhism works as a faith, philosophy of existence and a pragmatic method of facing life’s difficulties, all rolled into one
  • The concept that the brain is the resource of all happiness and suffering
  • How the practices of knowledge and compassion can attach you along with your internal religious resources
  • Meditation and different middle Buddhist practices and the way they could impact your daily life
  • How to use Buddhist teachings at each one degree alongside the non secular path

Whether you’re a searcher of fact, a scholar of religions, or simply fascinated by what’s acquired Richard Gere and the entire remainder of these star Buddhists so excited, Buddhism For Dummies is your intro to Buddhism basics.

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