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    Buddhism comes from the word budhi which means to wake up This is an example of what to expect in this text Easy to read and in layman terms.The beauty of this type of book, is that not only did it give some context to buddhist philosophy but it also triggered reminded me of some internal practices thoughts lost or neglected through time The emphasis on kindness truth reverberating throughout Buddhism comes from the word budhi which means to wake up This is an example of what to expect in this text Easy to read and in layman terms.The beauty of this type of book, is that not only did it give some context to buddhist philosophy but it also triggered reminded me of some internal practices thoughts lost or neglected through time The emphasis on kindness truth reverberating throughout


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    This book, which is available for free online at is an EXCELLENT resource for those wishing to learnabout Buddhism, and to help separate the fact from fiction about the philosophy.The best part about this book is that its short and very accessible You get direct answers to questions, not some long string of Indian names that are hard to pronounce and remember.The PDF version of the book, being a translation, did not have proper english in a few place This book, which is available for free online at is an EXCELLENT resource for those wishing to learnabout Buddhism, and to help separate the fact from fiction about the philosophy.The best part about this book is that its short and very accessible You get direct answers to questions, not some long string of Indian names that are hard to pronounce and remember.The PDF version of the book, being a translation, did not have proper english in a few places but if you reread the sentence you can get the meaning easy enough.Not everyone will like all of the answers in the book I, a wanna be buddhist, am skeptical of quite a few of the scientific claims about reincarnation for example And the author makes no bones about what he thinks about deities as the focus of a religion.I strongly urge that everyone read this book, regardless of religion or background Buddhism is not a competing religion, and knowingabout someone else s beliefs is always a good thing I would love to see this book as part of a series about religion, with respected members of each religion answering questions like this


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    This little book is written in the form of a dialogue asking questions about Buddhism that average everyday people might ask and they are answered in a way that no previous knowledge or understanding of Buddhist concepts is necessary to grasp the concepts It asked some of the very straight forward questions that I ve wondered about but have not found the answers to incomprehensive, scholarly texts about Buddhism.There are typos riddled throughout the book which did make me cringe and wh This little book is written in the form of a dialogue asking questions about Buddhism that average everyday people might ask and they are answered in a way that no previous knowledge or understanding of Buddhist concepts is necessary to grasp the concepts It asked some of the very straight forward questions that I ve wondered about but have not found the answers to incomprehensive, scholarly texts about Buddhism.There are typos riddled throughout the book which did make me cringe and which I know would put off some readers I ve been known to cast off materials with typos in the past but I stuck with this because I had a strong sense that it was compiled with a sincerity and command of the subject that superseded the author s command of the English language


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    I read the Dhammapada and When Things Fall Apart by Pema Ch dr n around 2015 16 and they were my introduction to Buddhism and Buddhist philosophy That being said I am a 17 year old back then I was 15 or 16 with A.D.D and Short Term Memory Loss so a lot of it probably went over my head and I will be glad to return to it after reading the Venerable Shravasti Dhammika s book Good Question Good Answer A bit on Shravasti Dhammika before really starting this review Shravasti Dhammika was born in I read the Dhammapada and When Things Fall Apart by Pema Ch dr n around 2015 16 and they were my introduction to Buddhism and Buddhist philosophy That being said I am a 17 year old back then I was 15 or 16 with A.D.D and Short Term Memory Loss so a lot of it probably went over my head and I will be glad to return to it after reading the Venerable Shravasti Dhammika s book Good Question Good Answer A bit on Shravasti Dhammika before really starting this review Shravasti Dhammika was born into a Christian family in Australia, in 1951 At the age of 18 he converted to Buddhism and by 1971 he was ordained by the Theravada sect theconservative form in India Shravasti Dhammika is another example of how Buddhism has been taking over the west slowly but surely.This book s format is just a Q and A that is very informative covering a bit of everything that people who have no prior knowledge of Buddhism would find helpful Dhamma, History, Buddhist Morels, Buddhisms relationship with science which His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has written about extensively and so on The author does a good job not letting his viewpoint into the malarial making it not feel preachy but a interesting lecture you would not mind listening to from you college professer The thing I respect about Shravasti Dhammika is that almost all of his books are free to read and in several different languages unlike many of the contemporary monks I would recommend this for anyone new to Buddhism or needing a refresher although I don t think t would be all that helpful to someone with a lot of knowledge of it, it would help you deal with the questions you would be asked about being Buddhist, especially for Westerners


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    Very accessible introduction Two criticisms that would keep me from recommending this book as the authoritative introduction text 1 I founds the Rebirth and Vegetarian sections to be a bit unconvincing and uncompromising leaving little room for what I understand to be other, accepted interpretations 2 The Eightfold Path is barely discussed, which is a conspicuous absence considering its centrality to the entire project.


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