The Hands of the Buddha

The Hands of the Buddha

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by Susan Brassfield Cogan
     
 

This ancient book of Buddhist wisdom is older than the Bible. Rewritten in clear, clean modern language, the words of the Buddha will connect with the modern reader. The Dhammapada has been called the distilled essence of Buddhism. In 423 brief verses, said to be actual sayings from the Buddha himself, you will find inspiration and guidance.

Overview

This ancient book of Buddhist wisdom is older than the Bible. Rewritten in clear, clean modern language, the words of the Buddha will connect with the modern reader. The Dhammapada has been called the distilled essence of Buddhism. In 423 brief verses, said to be actual sayings from the Buddha himself, you will find inspiration and guidance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000790298
Publisher:
Susan Brassfield Cogan
Publication date:
12/02/2009
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
655,917
File size:
178 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Susan Cogan is a full time writer and occasionally amuses herself as a graphic designer. She writes things that she enjoys and she enjoys quite a lot. She has been at various times a nurse’s aid, a belly dancer, an actress, a journalist, and a radio shock jock. Her career is long, varied, colorful, often exaggerated and occasionally untrue. Cogan is the author of many novels: Black Jade Dragon, Dragon Sword, Dragon Rising, The Button Man, The Last Gift, Heart of the Tengeri, Murder on the Waterfront and The Man Who Needed Killing. Her nonfiction works include: Hands of the Buddha, The Buddha’s Three Jewels, and The Pocket Darwin. She has also written numerous award winning short stories.

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The Hands of the Buddha 3.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 688 reviews.
TexMexRH More than 1 year ago
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.
Interesting85 More than 1 year ago
Great Book,Its a small Fast Read but has some great Quotes. You wont be dissapointed
EngineerBoy More than 1 year ago
Susan, Thank for your translation of the Dhammapada. I had "lost" my pocket sized copy on a recent plane flight. Counter to Buddha-dharma, I missed having my copy and wanted another. To many versions are cluttered with notes or whose translation is to formal. I found your version to be just right. :) Namaste, Steve
Niki Fusco More than 1 year ago
Very insightful. I love flipping thriugh this wen im stressed or need advice :)
Holden Lowe More than 1 year ago
I have been studying buddhism for about three months now, and this is truly an eye opening book. it is short in length yet speaks with simple to understand metaphors. I actually highlighted many of thepassages and will put them to good use in my future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just a listing of basic philosophies. Very short and very brief. All of this is easily found online.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If u want words of wisdom its called........... parents or family and its freeeeeeeee!
zenwar More than 1 year ago
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. . .
Elaine Smith More than 1 year ago
this has been an enjoyable read. the wisdomof buddha in a concise collection of sayings.
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gzdiver More than 1 year ago
Excellent reading. I don't usually read spiritual or religious books but this one is definitely worth it. Very easy to read as well as concise. The real challenge is applying the knowledge. Will definitely be reading it again.
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I enjoyed the time I have spent reading this book. It's very uplifting and it's very inspiring. I am going to read it again more deliberately and slowly.
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This is crazy, wierd, and the bible was created at THE beggining. You cant beat the bible. O.e
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bible is best!!!
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I thought the translations were clear and to the point. Very good for daily meditations.
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Older than the bible? Sure. Buddism was actually made up after christs teachings. WHAT NOW??? Christian Bible ALL THE WAY!!!!
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