2013 Reprint of 1920 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "This little book is addressed to those for whom material progress and augmented means of luxury do not constitute the goal of life...' --from the Preface. In simple question-and-answer format, this lovely little book explores the basics of Buddhist teachings. Specifically designed for Westerners, this 1920 publication anticipates questions and the need for clarification from other cultural perspectives. Among the questions answered are: • What is the Buddhist religion? • Who is the Buddha? • What is the cause of sorrow, and of death and birth-renewal? • What is the knowledge which leads us to salvation? • What is Nirvana? • What is an evil deed? • Are there such occurrences as miracles? • and more. This excellent introduction for lay readers sings with clarity and poetry even today. "Subhádra Bhikshu" was the pseudonym of German author and Buddhist scholar Friedrich Zimmermann (1852-1917).