Fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhismby Rebecca Novick
In Tibetan, the word for Buddhist means insidersomeone who looks not to the world but to themselves for peace and happiness. The basic premise of Buddhism is that all suffering, however real it may seem, is the product of our own minds.Rebecca Novicks concise history of Buddhism and her explanations of the Four Noble Truths, Wheel of Life, Karma, the path of the Bodhisattva, and the four schools help us understand Tibetan Buddhism as a religion or philosophy, and more important, as a way of experiencing the world.
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This was my first book on the subject. I found it to be free of sectarian jargon and allowed a reading from which anyone could benefit.