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  • Paperback
  • 152 pages
  • No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners: Clear Answers to Burning Questions About Core Buddhist Teachings
  • Noah Rasheta
  • English
  • 18 June 2017
  • 1641520477

10 thoughts on “No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners: Clear Answers to Burning Questions About Core Buddhist Teachings

  1. says:

    How do you write something new and fresh about a topic that has been analyzed down to its toenails You have to really get it and Naoh Rasheta clearly does Written in an inspired Q A format, this book really is No Nonsense, which, of course, to the Buddhist means, It makes all the sense in the world I am a proud to be an American Buddhist philosopher who lived in China for almost a decade Which means, essentially, that I study the teachings of the Buddha, including the Four Noble Truths How do you write something new and fresh about a topic that has been analyzed down to its toenails You have to really get it and Naoh Rasheta clearly does Written in an inspired QA format, this book really is No Nonsense, which, of course, to the Buddhist means, It makes all the sense in the world I am a proud to be an American Buddhist philosopher who lived in China for almost a decade Which means, essentially, that I study the teachings of the Buddha, including the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path I don t, however, meditate, although I do contemplate And there is a difference.The point is that whatever you ve heard about Buddhism is probably both right and wrong The teachings of the Buddha are so straightforward notice I didn t say simple as to be very difficult to communicate And, as such, they can take many forms, as evidenced by the large number of Buddhist sects in existence today.Noah Rasheta, however, does a better job than anyone else I ve read at pulling it all together And I perceive he is motivated to do so both because he cares and he appreciates that this lack of discrete definability is precisely what many sufferers in the West need, but which prevents them from finding relief.The language of Buddhism can be difficult, in part, because there are so many exotic terms used in its ancient teachings But these terms are not exotic so much as they are merely unfamiliar and I suggest you largely ignore them And Mr Rasheta will help He doesn t ignore them but he does marginalize their importance for native English speakers.I like to explain how by using the example of an old tree sitting high up in a mountainous meadow The tree is real I can touch it I can smell it I can hear the rustle of its leaves I could even cut it down if I wanted I can t, however, know the tree The tree is a product of the things within itself but it is also the product of the climate, the altitude, the soil, the trees and vegetation around it, and an infinite variety of other variables that contribute to defining that tree, and all of which are constantly changing I can only know that everything is interconnected to know the tree is impossible, but the tree is real.Buddhists talk a lot about suffering And there is plenty of suffering in the world today But like the tree, we cannot truly know suffering unless we embrace the arrogance that would allow us to think we can truly know it We all suffer but there is no reason to truly embrace it And as soon as you don t, whether it s in meditation or reading a very good book like this one, you can hold that suffering at a distance And in its isolation it will dissipate.Buy this book, read it through, and put it on your shelf to read it again The writing is simple and clear and full of simple wisdom that you can reach out and touch


  2. says:

    The best and clearest writing on the fundamental philosophies and concepts of buddhism.


  3. says:

    This is such a great book for anyone looking to learnabout a secular approach to Buddhist teachings The question answer format makes it easy to jump around to whatever interests you most, and it is jam packed full of useful parables and teachings from traditional Buddhist texts If you re curious about integrating practical Buddhist ideas into your daily life but aren t sure where to start, this is the book for you Highly recommend This is such a great book for anyone looking to learnabout a secular approach to Buddhist teachings The question answer format makes it easy to jump around to whatever interests you most, and it is jam packed full of useful parables and teachings from traditional Buddhist texts If you re curious about integrating practical Buddhist ideas into your daily life but aren t sure where to start, this is the book for you Highly recommend


  4. says:

    This book does exactly what its title says explains the key concepts of Buddhism to complete beginners in plain language The format is question answer, none longer than a page and a half, printed in large font The concepts are illustrated with everyday examples.I am not a total beginner as I have been practicing meditation and even joined a small local sangha meditation group I have read some books, too, but they each address a subtopic or just are a collection of sayings, so I was left wi This book does exactly what its title says explains the key concepts of Buddhism to complete beginners in plain language The format is question answer, none longer than a page and a half, printed in large font The concepts are illustrated with everyday examples.I am not a total beginner as I have been practicing meditation and even joined a small local sangha meditation group I have read some books, too, but they each address a subtopic or just are a collection of sayings, so I was left with the feeling of knowing bits and pieces but not knowing how they fit together This is a good, basic book to give that structure I needed to hang the pieces on Not a book that will make you enlightened butof a Wikipedia style What is Buddhism I found it useful but not terribly deep


  5. says:

    Very well explainedRasheta provided a clear and natural flow of Buddhism concepts that made this book easy to understand and enjoyable to read.


  6. says:

    The author clearly knows what he s talking about a great and highly informative book Recommended.


  7. says:

    I like short books in Q A style They usually fun to read and well organized, thus providing good mental flow about the topic This book is a good intro into Buddhism and deserves 4.5 5 stars I like short books in QA style They usually fun to read and well organized, thus providing good mental flow about the topic This book is a good intro into Buddhism and deserves 4.5 5 stars


  8. says:

    Disclaimer this is the first book I ve ever read about Buddhism except Siddhartha, which I didn t realize at the time was actually about Buddhism, but is in my top ten favorite books of all time So what I m saying is, I don t know much about Buddhism, so this might be totally wrong and I wouldn t know.This is truly a fantastic, easy to read and understand book on the bare bones basics I was interested in learning about Buddhism and didn t know where to start I tried a few other books that Disclaimer this is the first book I ve ever read about Buddhism except Siddhartha, which I didn t realize at the time was actually about Buddhism, but is in my top ten favorite books of all time So what I m saying is, I don t know much about Buddhism, so this might be totally wrong and I wouldn t know.This is truly a fantastic, easy to read and understand book on the bare bones basics I was interested in learning about Buddhism and didn t know where to start I tried a few other books that were specifically marketed to beginners, but after a few chapters, my head was spinning, and I d get distracted hey o Buddhism I felt like an idiot for not being able to understand the absolute beginner books and when I saw this one I decided it was too easy Me I don t need Buddhism for beginners Wrong.This is exactly that, but I m so glad I read this because it piqued my interest evenand I feel like I now know enough to understand thedetailed books much better


  9. says:

    I really liked this approach of narrowing down Buddhism to answers to a few questions Each question was answered in at most two pages of clear exposition and as far as I can tell, the answers were correct and captured the main ideas well The exposition is accompanied sometimes also by practical examples from the author s life I did not appreciate some of them However, they usually served as a good illustration of thetheoretical explanation.


  10. says:

    This is my other spiritual reading adventure for the year I recommend it to anyone with questions about Buddhism It was a quick, informative read that helped me understand a tradition I know little about The format is such that you can thumb through to your burning questions I read this book from start to finish and found it to be an enjoyable, satisfying experience.


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