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The Hands of the Buddha

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

Great Little Book

Great Book,Its a small Fast Read but has some great Quotes. You wont be dissapointed

posted by Interesting85 on July 9, 2010

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35 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

Not what I expected.

I taught it would be about the Buddha and it's teachings. Instead it just listed a lot of philosophical sayings taken out of certain pages of the original book. In the beginning it tells you where to purchase the complete book. It was OK; I did highlight some sayings...
I taught it would be about the Buddha and it's teachings. Instead it just listed a lot of philosophical sayings taken out of certain pages of the original book. In the beginning it tells you where to purchase the complete book. It was OK; I did highlight some sayings I liked to put up in my office. I hope the rest of the free books offered by B & N are not a disappointment; because it appears most of them are not the complete book.

posted by TexMexRH on July 17, 2010

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  • Posted April 19, 2011

    good for all!

    I know there are a lot of you out ther skirting the edge, looking for the answer . . . I come from the perhaps worst - 4Square/ fundamentalist/pentacostal! I have tried to be a solitary practionair(sp) of this for awhile. The thing about it though is that this openly invites, exploring faith (belief) within community. Community can be shared but not found online!
    To connect you have to connect. To know you have to know. To feel you have to feel.
    I found this to be soothing, realistic, and real! It broke it down for me. . .

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2011

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    Good translation

    This is, as far as my limited knowledge goes, a good translation - at the very least the text is easy to read and presented nicely.

    Word of warning on the ebook: Whomever put together the electronic format managed to create it so the ebook believes it is 26 pages long, it is considerably longer than that and is the full Dhammapada (which is more than 26 pages translated). Only mildly irritating when trying to go by page count, does not detract from the text itself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2011

    Very nice!

    I haven't read any other translations of the Dhammapada yet, but this felt like a good start for a new student to Buddhism like myself.

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