The Essence of Buddhism

The Essence of Buddhism

by David Tuffley

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Overview

This eBook allows you to grasp the basic principles of Buddhism in just a few minutes.

Much has been written about Buddhism and how to practice it. Readers will have no difficulty finding hundreds of books on the topic. It simply focuses on the essence of Buddhism, as expressed in the Four Noble Truths and the Eight-fold Path. It is what the Buddha first talked about after he became enlightened – this is what makes it the essence.

Reading this eBook should not conflict with your existing religious belief, since strictly speaking, Buddhism is not a religion. It does not extol belief in an external God. It does not seek to replace your existing religious beliefs, only to supplement them with a practical but profound set of psychological principles.

The Buddha, in all likelihood, would rather his followers describe themselves simply as Followers of The Way.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011117688
Publisher: Altiora Publications
Publication date: 10/06/2010
Series: On the Spiritual Path , #3
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 68,542
File size: 238 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

David Tuffley (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics & Socio-Technical Studies at Griffith University in Australia. David writes on a broad range of interests; from Comparative Religion, Anthropology, Psychology, Ancient and Modern History, Linguistics, Rhetoric, Philosophy, Architectural History, Environments and Ecosystems.

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The Essence of Buddhism 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 137 reviews.
To_Poetry_Girl More than 1 year ago
for anyone who wants to learn buddha's basic philosophy, this is a great book to start. great for beginners; gives the very basic info and philosophy. short and fast to read. very straight forward.
Laura Rohm More than 1 year ago
I finished reading in 15 minutes, and has let it influence my day by day procedures. A great read.
wookietim More than 1 year ago
This is a slim book but it doesn't really try for much. It's a good run down of the basics of Buddhism and gives the reader some basic understanding of that system of thought.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was impressed by the straight-forward, concise writing - this book provides the reader with an easy-to-understand outline of the basics of Buddhism. This is a great synopsis for anyone curious about the beliefs of the religion.
trgnook More than 1 year ago
As a person new to Buddhism and very interested in learning more, I found this book just what I needed to understand the basics. The meditation section will help a lot. Much thanks to the author.
Mikial Millard More than 1 year ago
A great short read
rbw741 More than 1 year ago
Was thoroughly satisfied with the information inside this book. It was detailed and to the point. Excellent choice for anyone new to Buddhism. I really enjoyed this book.
Lisa_W More than 1 year ago
I found this interesting and informative and it peaked my curiosity enough that I want to know more. I like the author's style and would read more of his work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrific
swemar More than 1 year ago
Good info.
rick wilson More than 1 year ago
Enjoy...
Anonymous 6 months ago
Informative
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great insight into Buddhism.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is only 11 pages but very informative on the basic principles of Buddhism.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
JESUS IS OUR ALL POWERFUL GOD !!!!!!!DO NOT DO YOGA OR PLAY WITH CRAPPY WIJI BOARDS ,LOVE OUR POWERFUL GOD BUDDHA AND ALL THOSE FORGIEN GODS ARE PHONYS , THERE IS ONE TO COME GREATER THAN ALL TO BRING A NEW JERUSALUM ,HE IS THE NEW JESUS!
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The meditation of the third eye is to esotric for most lay people better to focus on the heart the truer seat of deep emotions. Read ram dass instead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not exactly wirthwhile
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great short read. I am not becoming a full-fledged budist, but there are some principles in this book I will be adding to my day to day life. Definitely worth the read
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great philosiphy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great beginners guide